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AP wants to emerge as international education hub

Hyderabad, March 14: The Andhra Pradesh Government is making efforts for establishment of 10 top-notch educational institutions, including IIT and IIM, in the state before the beginning of the next academic year.

AP wants to emerge as international education hub

"Efforts are being made for establishment of national-level educational institutions IIM, IIT, IISER, IIIT, NIT, Central University, Petroleum University, Agricultural University, National Institute of Disaster Management and Tribal University before the start of the next academic year," according to the State Budget presented in the Assembly today.

These institutions were promised to be set up in residuary Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation of the state last year. The Government has a clear vision for developing the state into an international education hub in the next few years, the Budget for 2015-16 said.

"It is planned to develop the state not only into a knowledge society but also a destination for a broad-spectrum of skills across the country and world. Skill development, research, consultancy and world-class collaborations will be encouraged in a systematic way."

Efforts have also been initiated to set up a State Assessment and Accreditation Council for enhancing quality of higher education. "To boost research in thrust areas, AP State Research Board is being established," the Budget added.

The Budget has proposed a provision of Rs 3,049 crore for higher education.

PTI

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