Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been making steady efforts to improve the educational sector in the state. With this aim in view, he recently disclosed the plan to launch SRM University in AP – Amaravati.
According to the Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, the President of SRM University, the campus is all set to offer engineering courses from the month of July this year. He further added that they are aiming at using new methodologies of teaching that have never been used in the country before.
He said that their aim at the university was to present the students with a world class environment that would help them improve their future. He said that at the university, major emphasis will be given to practical knowledge and learning through application, thus encouraging projects and lab based lessons.
In order to fulfill its promise of world class education, the university has gone ahead and taken the first step in the direction by hiring Perkins & Wills, a renowned international architectural firm to design the campus at Amaravati. This project will be executed by Shapoorji Pallonjji Group.
According to sources, Perret Laver and Society, another international firm which specializes in higher education will be helping the university to screen and recruit the academic staff and the higher administration. In its quest to focus on practical knowledge and applied learning, SRM is also setting connections with various international universities of Singapore, USA andUK that are known for their research in fields like IoT, nanotechnologies, renewable energy, blue economy, space technology etc.
Dr. Narayana Rao, who is the Pro–Vice–Chancellor of SRM University, Amaravati, progress of a state and a nation as a whole, majorly depends on establishing research led universities. He added that with this project they aim at doing this and find solutions for the various problems that the world is facing today.
In addition to offering courses in engineering, law, management, medical science, liberal arts and pure science, the Amaravati campus will also be home to an incubation center named SHRISHTI which stands for SRM Habitat for Research and Innovation in Science and Technology. The aim of this center is to create 10,000 jobs and 10 companies in the next ten years.