The UGC (University Grants Commission) allow graded autonomy to Andhra University, the administration of the University has given a huge chunk of the budget for infrastructure to develop in the campus.
The 91-year-old time university has allocated Rs.25 crore for infrastructure developing from the budget.
The total budget of AU is nearly Rs.486 crore and it receives a block grant of about Rs.313 crore from the government and still existing amount about Rs.173 crore will be met from the universities funds.
“And the amount of Rs.173 crore, we have allocated Rs 25 crore for developing infrastructure not only in south and north campus but in Vizianagaram campus also,” expressed G. Nageswara Rao Vice-Chancellor.
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In Vizianagaram, AU has 110 acres and it is threatened with an intrusion on a person’s territory. The University has determined to build a compound wall for the property and build girls and boys hostel at a cost of Rs 6 crore.
One more boy’s hostel with 60 rooms will be to build in the next academic year on the main campus according to Vice-Chancellor. The boys hostel will be built with our funds, the girls hostel is already come up with RUSA funds,” he expressed.
“Apart from these, we will be adding one more floor to the civil engineering block, one more floor to the hospital building, one extra floor to the computer science engineering block, one more floor to the innovation centre, two extra floors to the existing M-Pharmacy hostel at MVP Colony, one more floor to the architecture college, one more floor to the ECE block, add one extra floor to the arts block and develop the canteen in north campus,” expressed Prof. Nageswara Rao.
The Vice-Chancellor informed to press some amount allocated to the Siemens Centre and the many labs will be enhanced from 11 to 14 and Rs. 90 lakh has been allocated for equipment.
The total amount of Rs.25 crore will be carried from the university’s internal resources, simultaneously, the university is hoping that Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will sanction Rs. 50 crore to all Category-I universities.
“The UGC autonomy gives us choice to launch a new course, develop infrastructure and recruit foreign teachers, and MHRD has a provision to fund the universities, based on their categorize,” expressed Nageswara Rao.