ANDHRA PRADESH

Nannaiah varsity admissions from May



Staff Reporter

The HEC allots six PG courses for the universitySome 300 acres identified in Velugubanda village80 per cent of the land in the hands of private parties

Rajahmundry: Academic activities of new university -- Aadikavi Nannaiah University - will be started soon after the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education issues admission notification in May.

The APSCHE had already taken a decision to see that there should be one academic calendar for all the universities in the State. It is going to start the new academic year from June and it has allotted six post-graduate courses for Nannaiah University.

"As a first step we have finalised temporary accommodation in Government Arts College in which we would be starting four science subjects and another two in Telugu University campus. We will issue notification for admissions around the second week of May or first week of June", said senior council official.

Courses

Before starting of admission process, the APSCHE would take a direction from the Government whether to appoint a Vice-Chancellor or Special Officer for the new university, he added. All the six courses allotted to Nannaiah University have importance and relevance. The APSCHE allotted M.Sc - Geo Informatics and Organic Chemistry courses, keeping the ONGC Krishna-Godavari Basin in view. There would be specialisation in aquaculture in M.Sc - Zoology as the two Godavari districts are having potential and playing pivotal role in aqua exports.

MCA courses

It is going to start MCA, in addition to three science courses, which are going to start in Government Arts College as it is having Lab facilities.

The Telugu University Campus will be used to start MBA and M.A. (English) courses.

The council already identified 300 acres in Velugubanda village in Rajahanagaram mandal in Rajahmundry rural area. But, land acquisition is going to be big task as 80 per cent of 300 acres are in the hands of private parties.

Mobilising funds

However, the recent meeting of managements of 125 colleges in both East and West Godavari, decided to mobilise funds for new university apart from Government's contribution.