Visakhapatnam: Premier institutions that were sanctioned by the Centre as part of bifurcation deal to AP, are awaiting the Union cabinet’s nod for the formation of respective autonomous societies followed by an Act in the Parliament.
Without the formation of the societies, the institutes cannot recruit permanent faculty or begin work on permanent campus. Meanwhile, arrangements are being done by the mentor institutes by planning to send their faculty to begin classes this academic year.
Under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014, the Centre has sanctioned 11 national-level premier institutions like IIM, AIIMS, IIIT, IIT, IISER, NIT, petroleum, tribal and agriculture varsities to Andhra Pradesh.
Out of the total 11 premier educational institutions sanctioned by the union government, classes at five institutes will begin from this academic year onwards on temporary campuses.
Faculty for IIM-Vizag will be flown from IIM -Bangalore on weekly basis and their accommodation has been finalised. IIM-Bangalore has sought help from Andhra University in providing internet bandwidth, hospital and sports facilities.
Faculty for IIT Tirupati had been drawn from the mentor institute and also a few were identified from their retired personnel on temporary basis. “As soon as these autonomous societies are formed, work on permanent campus and recruitment of permanent faculty will begin. For the formation of these societies we need Union cabinet’s approval and the state HRD minister had assured pursuing it with the Centre. An Act in the Parliament also needs to be passed to begin actual work. Work on temporary campuses is in full swing to begin classes,” said a senior official of state higher education department.
The issue was also prominently discussed at a high-level meeting held by HRD minister Ganta Srinivas Rao, to review the progress in setting up of these institutes in six districts, with the state higher education department and representatives of mentor institutes in the first week of July....
Location: Andhra Pradesh