Amendments needed in the AP University Act 1991, said Ganta Srinivasa Rao

October 14, 2014

Andhra Pradesh Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the ministry is pondering over the decision to make certain amendments in the Andhra Pradesh University Act of 1991. This decision is being taken in order to take action against tainted vice-chancellors of the university. G.S. Rao said that he will not let the tainted vice chancellors get away scot free and will ensure that they get caught soon. In order to take action against the vice chancellors facing charges of corruption, major amendments will be made in the AP University Act. After the selection of the vice chancellors of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, G.S. Rao said that once the term of these vice chancellors ends this year, a search committee will be formed to recommend the names for the post of vice chancellors for the universities in Andhra Pradesh. He added that a meeting will be held in this regard with the Principal Secretary of Education Neelam Sahani and Chairman of AP State Council for Higher Education L. Venugopal Reddy. Rao also said that it was mandatory per the 10th Schedule of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014 for the states of Andhra and Telangana to function as a single entity for at least 10 years to conduct some of the common entrance tests for various courses. As the number of private universities is constantly on the rise he advised the government universities to be ready to face tough competition. G.S. Rao will hold a meeting with G. Jagadish Reddy , the Education Minister of Telangana and few other officials for co-ordination with the TRS government.

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