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AU starts engineering college for women

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Admissions will be made into four branches initially


Sixty students will be admitted into each branch

Code number of the new college will be announced today


VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra University has started an exclusive engineering college for women, the AU College of Engineering for Women from this academic year and the admissions will be made based on EAMCET 2010 ranks, Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana said here on Friday. Andhra University is offering engineering education for several decades and the Department of Engineering was formed into a separate AU College of Engineering, a co-educational institution, in 1966 following trifurcation of AU campus. While the Mahila University has its own engineering college, this will be the first engineering college for women started by a State university in Andhra Pradesh, Prof. Satyanarayana said at a press conference.

To start with admissions will be made into fmechanical, electrical and electronics, electronics and communication and computer engineering branches. Sixty students will be admitted into each branch and seats are under self-finance category with a fee of Rs. 31,100. With the verification of certificates for admission through EAMCET 2010 starting on Aug. 29, the code number of the new college would be announced tomorrow.

A senior faculty of marine engineering department of AU College of Engineering (autonomous) D. Radhakrishna has been appointed principal of college and HoD of mechanical engineering M. Prameela and senior professors V. Valli Kumari (computer engineering), P.V. Sridevi (electronics and communication) and K. Rama Sudha (electrical and electronics) will be the faculty of the women's college. Other senior faculty of AUCE and its laboratories and infrastructure facilities would be utilised for the women's college. “It is not like a new college, considering the experienced faculty and good infrastructure,” said the Vice-Chancellor. Efforts would be made to construct a building for the college on the university's site in MVP Colony by the next academic year and a self-supporting hostel would be constructe, he added.

Prof. Satyanarayana thanked Union Minster of State for HRD D. Purandeswari, State Minister for Tribal Welfare P. Balaraju, former Chairman of AP SCHE K.C. Reddy, Secretary (Higher Education) Biswal, Secretary (Finance) L.V. Subrahmanyam and Secretary (Technical Education) Lakshminarayana for speeding up process of establishing the college.

Principal of AUCE G.S.N. Raju, Prof. D. Radhakrishna, Registrar P.V.G.D. Prasada Reddy and the new faculty were also also present.

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