VISAKHAPATNAM: With a view to create self-employment opportunities and promote traditional occupations, the state government has decided to introduce skill development and incubation centres. Furthermore, necessary steps will be taken for human resource development through higher education in all the districts, Andhra Pradesh State council of Higher Education (APSCHE) chairman L Venugopal Reddy has said.
Addressing the second day of vice-chancellors’ meeting here Sunday, Venugopal Reddy explained that the government was also contemplating establishing semi-arid institutes in Rayalaseema areas, rural development institutes in Srikakulam on the lines of IRMA in Gujarat and institutes for eco-friendly agriculture and agriculture waste management in Central Andhra region.
Meanwhile, the final report of all the varsities would be examined by the higher education department in a couple of days and the same would be sent to the state government. The APSCHE expects around `1,500 crore from the Central government towards improving the quality of higher education in the state and the funds will be used according to the requirements in all the three regions, he added.
APSCHE vice-chairman P Vijaya Kumar, Andhra University V-C GSN Raju, registrar K Rama Mohana Rao and officials from other 15 universities of the state were present.