AP brings revolution in education: CM

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Hyderabad, Sept 9 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said the State Government has given top priority for the education and brought education revolution during the last four-and-half years.

A release said here, with a view to provide quality and higher education to people from all walks of life, the Government had established 17 Universities in the State during the on-going tenure.

Dr Reddy said, as of now, 42 univerisities, including 16 specialised universities are in the State, along with the Engineering, Medical, Horticulture, Veternary and ITI colleges.

The Chief Minister said AICC President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would inaugurate the IIIT and Rajiv Gandhi Knowledge Valley in Edupulupaya at Kadapa District on September 11.

The Government had provided admissions to 7500 students in three IIIT Institutions at Nuziveedu, Basara and Pulivendula.

He said the Government had earmarked budget allocations to the new universities and colleges in the State. The Government had also allocated Rs 1600 crore in the budget this year for higher education, as against Rs 800 crore provided during 2003-04.

Dr Reddy said the Government had provided Rs 240 crore for technical education, as against Rs 100 crore during 2003-04. The Government had also recruited adequate lecturers and professors in all the collges and universities, he added.

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