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Naidu to Launch Knowledge Mission in Vizag Today

Published: 08th April 2015 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2015 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would launch “Knowledge Mission”, which is part of seven missions envisaged by his government to ensure all-round development of the State, in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

According to a press release issued by the CMO here on Tuesday, the Knowledge Mission is part of  government’s efforts to usher in education reforms and create entrepreneurs who can create employment opportunities.

The ‘Knowledge Mission’ aims at transforming AP into one of the three top performing States by 2022-23. It also intends to make AP the best State in the country for Higher Education by 2029, the release said.

The State government would be adopting  a two-track approach to achieve the objectives of ‘Knowledge Mission.’

The first will be to emphasise improving existing institutions by identifying structural gaps and initiate changes to existing curriculum. The second is to work towards creating new institutions in the state by identifying areas where they are viable and necessary.

It will also include establishing off-shore institutions which will partner with international institutions.

A committee comprising academicians and experts from various organisations in India and abroad, has been constituted to make necessary recommendations to bring in reforms in the education sector in the State.

The objectives of the mission is to increase gross enrolment ratio; address educational inequity between rural & urban areas; improve quality of education; invest in faculty development; ensure youth employability; align vocational education & training with national & international standards. Besides, promote arts and humanities; promote holistic development of students; develop support infrastructure for research and development; build institutional partnerships; encourage Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and industry collaborations and initiate a reform process to remove regulatory roadblocks,” the release said.

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