AP CM sanctions funds to set up 19 Govt colleges

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Hyderabad, Jun 11 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekahra Reddy today sanctioned funds to set up 19 new Government degree colleges and decided to start new universities in the already identified land and also to start Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, from this academic year itself.

Reviewing the progress in the higher and technical education with the officials concerned here, Dr Reddy said the issues relating to admission to the new three Centres under Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies would be resolved soon.

Proposals were sent to AICTE to liberalise norms for polytechnics, to allow second shift in engineering colleges, to offer incentives to private polytechnics, to allow management quota and sponsored quota for industry and to increase fee for private polytechnics.

In addition to various other measures, the Chief Minister asked the department to open polytechnic in the second shift in engineering colleges and also in other colleges.

Dr Reddy agreed to the proposal to reappoint retired lecturers for two years on certain norms. The norms and conditions for this would be finalised shortly by top officials of the education and other departments concerned, he said and added this would cover aided college teachers also.

The Chief Minister released a multi-media CD prepared for teaching by the Department of Technical Education and a handbook for College Principals prepared by Commissionerate of Collegiate Education, an official release said.

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