VIJAYAWADA: SRM University and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), both of which are engaged in constructing their campuses in the capital region of Amaravati, are set to commence their classes from this year.
Spread in an area of 10 lakh square feet at an estimated cost of `3,000 crore at Neerukonda village in the capital region, SRM University would start its academic session in Amaravati from August 7.
SRM University Chief Professor Narayana Rao said admissions would be held for 240 students in this academic year. He said that they have appointed as many as 27 international level professors and would engage students towards making four satellites, making of Jal Janak Rail (Hydrogen Powered Train) and setting up Blue Economic Centre in the coming two years.
SRM University AP-Amaravati is also working with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge), US in the design and development of its curriculum through the use of MITx courses.
VIT would start functioning from July 19 with an initial intake of 660 students in graduation courses, 120 into post graduation and 50 students into the Ph.D courses. The campus is coming up across an area of 60 lakh square feet in Ainavolu to accommodate 12,000 students after commencing full fledged operations.
Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana along with the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) Commissioner Ch Sreedhar inspected the ongoing construction works of both the universities on Saturday and said both the institutes would start their academic session from this year.
Stating that efforts are on for getting more national and international level institutes to the state capital, P Narayana said that as per the aspiration of the Chief Minister to develop Amaravati economic growth engine, they are striving for attracting the reputed institutes.