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Indira Gandhi NSS award for JNTU Anantapur 21-Nov-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Nov 21

The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Anantapur received the national award in National Service Scheme (NSS) amongst several participating functionaries (universities) in the country.

NSS co-ordinator for JNTUA M.L.S. Deva Kumar, who received the award on behalf of the university, said that the the university had been informed of being selected in the Program Co-ordinators category of the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme (IGNSS) award given by the union government, almost a month ago.

“The award is in recognition of the work done under the NSS in the jurisdictional area of the JNTUA in varied social spheres right from Swacch Bharat to women empowerement to afforestation to many others through innovative programmes. We feel happy to be selected for the award”, said Mr. Kumar.

JNTU-A inks pact with Chicago varsity 18-Oct-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Oct 18

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Anantapur entered into an MoU with Chicago State University over dual degree propgramme in engineering and management courses on Monday.

JNTU-A varsity authorities met the Chicago State varsity officials on the university campus on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, JNTU-A Vice-Chancellor Prof. M.M.M. Sarcar hoped the MoU with the Chicago varsity would lead to a rise in the number of students getting employed both overseas and locally.

“We had a dialogue with the Chicago varsity officials over faculty development programmes, incubation centres, startup programmes and work shops to improvise skills of both the students and faculty of consistent and affiliated colleges of the varsity”, the Vice-Chancellor said.

Varsity registrar Prof. Krishnaiah and Chicago varsity Vice-President Dr. David Kanin exchanged the MoU papers relating to dual degree for the engineering students.

Director of foreign affairs Prof. V .Shankar, JNTU engineering college principal Prof. K. Prahlada Rao, directors Prof. A. Ananda Rao, Ramanaidu and several others participated in the programme.

JNTU Anantapur Examinations scheduled on 12.02.2014 are postponed 11-Feb-2014
Anantapur ,Feb 11 JNTU Anantapur Examinations scheduled on 12.02.2014 are postponed.New dates will be intimated later.
JNTU confers 14,000 doctorate degrees 28-Dec-2012
Anantapur,Dec 28 The 4th convocation ceremony of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Anantapur, was held on Thursday amid much gaiety at the administrative building of JNTU-A, conferring doctorate degrees on more than 14,000 scholars.

Renowned scientist and Vice-Chancellor of the Defence Institute of Advanced technology (DIAT), Dr Prahlada, who was the chief guest at the ceremony, was conferred an honorary doctorate for his meritorious service as a senior scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), developing key technologies for the country. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Prahlada stressed the need for fundamental research in universities even as he expressed concern over the drastic fall in the quality of training in universities.

Maintaining that technology had a major role in all walks of life right from the kitchen to the defence sector, he exhorted students to consider taking up research as a career option.

As many as 13,942 undergraduate degrees, 1,844 post-graduate degrees and 50 P.hD research scholarships were conferred by the chief guest in the presence of JNTU-A Vice-Chancellor Prof K Lal Kishore. Mr. Kishore presented the university status report on the occasion, enlisting the steps being taken to ensure quality in technical training. He said that a few changes in the curriculum were made in the M.Pharmacy course offered by the university, besides an entrance examination as part of the pre-P.hD examination.

Source: The Hindu
Caste bias on the rise in Andhra Pradesh colleges 1-Nov-2011
Hyderabad,Nov 1 Caste discrimination in colleges across the state, specifically in professional colleges, is on the rise.

This is more so in the case of students availing of the fee reimbursement scheme.

With the delay in government releasing the funds for colleges, the managements are forcing students to pay the amount. Students from SC, ST and BC categories, who are not in a position to pay, are facing discrimination. Some managements are allegedly even making casteist remarks and insulting students who fail to pay fees.

The government had directed all the colleges to maintain separate complaint registers to enable students to lodge such complaints.

It had also warned the colleges of severe action if they resort to such practices. However, the government has failed to initiate any steps to check the errant managements. As a result, the associations have approached the University Grants Commission.

The government was forced to act recently after the UGC intervened in the issue.

UGC joint secretary Dr K.C. Pathak has issued a circular to all the universities to curb caste discrimination in university colleges and affiliated colleges.

In a circular, Dr Pathak stated that, “Several instances have come to the notice of the UGC on caste discrimination in higher education institutes. It has been emphasised that they should desist from any act of discrimination against students on grounds of their social origin. The university/institute/college should develop a page on their website for lodging such complaints of caste discrimination and also place a complaint register in the registrar/ principal office for the purpose.”

The government has circulated the UGC orders to all the universities and directed them to ensure its implementation.

Thanks to the fee reimbursement scheme, the enrolment of students in professional colleges and other higher education institutes has increased manifold. While five years ago there were only about five lakh students from the BC/SC/ST categories pursuing education in professional colleges, the number today stands at 25 lakh.

Majority of these students are pursuing professional courses like B.Tech, MBA, MCA, MBBS etc.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
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