VIJAYAWADA: Meritorious engineering course aspirants from Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts may well pursue their studies at JNTUK constituent college at Narasaraopet if the efforts of the university come to fruition.
The college was sanctioned last year itself but due to various reasons it did not materialise. With the new academic year about to begin, JNTUK officials are making all arrangements to start the college this year as about 300 more seats are going to be sanctioned. University sources say that the university is just waiting for the GO to be passed and opine that in all probability classes may start this academic year as the chief minister and the technical education minister have given their consent.
“Already, 87 acres have been allotted for the college in Narasaraopet and a total number of 300 seats will be available in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, ECE and CSE branches. We have made all arrangements from our side and are waiting for the approval of the government. Though buildings are yet to be constructed, it will not cause any problem, as only first year classes will be run during 2014-15 academic year. By the next academic year, we can have complete infrastructure,” said JNTUK registrar GVR Prasada Raju.
Among the 13 districts in AP, five districts come under JNTU Anantapur while eight districts from Prakasam to Srikakulam fall under the purview of JNTU Kakinada. While there are four constituent colleges for five districts under JNTU Anantapur, just two colleges are there for eight districts under JNTU Kakinada purview. If the college at Narasaraopet starts functioning from this academic year, it will be of great help mainly for students from Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts.