Hyderabad, Dec 11: An IIT and IIM would come up soon in Chittoor and Visakhapatnam districts in Andhra Pradesh respectively, as part of the state bifurcation plan approved by the Centre.
The IIT and IIM are among the 11 prestigious institutions that the Centre had proposed to set up in the country during its division this year. Accordingly, the IIM would be set up at Aanandapuram in Visakhapatnam and the IIT at Yerpedu in Chittoor district, the state government release said.
An IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) would also be set up at Yerpedu. The Centre has approved the location of all the three institutions; the release said. [AP to soon get Marine University]
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who reviewed the education department today, directed that admissions be started in seven out of 11 institutions, which relate to the education department, it said.
Among other institutions, the state government had earlier proposed to identify the location of a NIT in West Godavari district, but later decided to change the location. Instead, an IIIT would now be set up in West Godavari district. [Efforts on to set up Tribal varsity in East Godavari]
Similarly, the location of the proposed tribal university in Vizianagaram has also been changed to Visakhapatnam district. A Central university would be set up either at Hindupur in Anantapur district or near Tirupati.
At the meeting under Naidu, the idea of appointing an Experts Committee for improving quality of education was discussed, the release said. Naidu has suggested that representatives of Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford universities could be included in the proposed panel.
It was also decided that the standards of education in engineering colleges be evaluated by the Technical Education Commissioner and an 'Ascending and Descending order' be prepared, the release added.