A twelve member Delegation from Government of Andhra Pradesh headed by Shri Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, comprising of Vice Chancellors, Academicians, and Education Administrators, visited Amity University,Sector-125, Noida.
Government of Andhra Pradesh, in itspursuit to promote Higher education at Global level and set up privateuniversities of global standards in the public-private partnership mode,selected Amity University for the visit in order to study first-hand successstory of the University.
The members in the delegation included Ms. Udaya Lakshmi, Commissioner,CCE and CTE (Commissioner of Collegiate Education) and Commissioner of Technical Education, Sri. K. Lakshminarayana, IAS, Prof. P. Narasimha Rao, Vice Chairman, APSCHE (AP State Council of Higher Education), Prof. P Vijaya Prakash, Vice Chairman, APSCHE (AP State Council of Higher Education), Prof. KRaj Gopal, Vice Chancellor, SKU ( Srikrishna Devaraya University), Prof. V SSKumar, Vice Chancellor, JNTU-K (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University),Prof. Y. Narasimhlu, Vice chancellor, RU ( Rayalaseema University), Prof. ValliKumari, AU ( Andhra University), Mr. Srinivas, CCE ( Commissioner of CollegiateEducation), Mrs. Vimala, CCE ( Commissioner of Collegiate Education).
Addressing the gathering, Shri Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development expressed his delight in visiting Amity University and shared that the able and visionary Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh would like to make State –a Knowledge and Education Hub. He remarked that AP Government has proposed to bring legislation to permit establishment of private universities in the State and the draft bill is likely to be tabled during Cabinet meeting which is scheduled for August 17, 2015. He invited Amity to establish state of the art Private University in Andhra Pradesh, providing professional education enriched with Ethics and Integrity.
Ms. Sumita Dawra, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh remarked that the delegation is very impressed with the quality of education provided by Amity University. She stressed that in thewake of the bifurcation of the State, all prominent Higher Education Institutions have been lost and although, the State is looking forward to consolidating the existing Institutes of Higher Education, it is also looking forward to Private Universities to set up their campuses in Andhra Pradesh. She briefed that an ‘Education City’ has been planned in Visakhapatnam through PPP mode wherein Private Universities would bring in investments and the Government will provide land and infrastructure.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University appraised the distinguished gathering with the achievements of the University achieved with in a short span of time since its establishment in 2006 and how fast Amity Group has grown in last 20 years with 8 Universities in the country providing quality education to lakhs of students. He commended the dedication of Hon’ble Minister in visiting the Private Institutions of other States to strengthen the Higher Education system in Andhra Pradesh. He stressed that number of Universities inthe country can boast of state of the art infrastructure but the real differentiating factor is the best brains working in the University. He assured the Hon’ble Minister that Amity will build world class research University in Andhra Pradesh.
Also present during the occasion were Dr. Aseem Chauhan- Chancellor,Amity University, Dr. B Shukla- Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Prof. (Dr.) Gurinder Singh- Additional Group Vice Chancellor, Amity,Dr. A K Nagpal- Chairman, Amity Pacific Forum and other Directors/ Head of the Institutions of Amity University.
Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development also interacted with Amity students who have come from Andhra Pradesh in the regional language.
The Delegation was taken around the Campus and was shown the vast and topical infrastructure of Amity including the Central Library and Amity Innovation Incubator.