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APSET to Be Held on July 30 16-Mar-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Notification for the APSET (AP State Eligibility Test for teachers posts) will be issued on March 19, said Andhra University vice-chancellor G Nageswara Rao here on Wednesday. Online applications would be accepted from March 30 to April 10 without any fine. A fine of Rs 1,000 would be imposed on applicants from May 10 to 17 and this would be increased to Rs 2,000 from May 18 to 24 and to Rs 5,000 from May 24 to June 10. The exam is slated to be held on July 30. General category candidates would have to pay an examination fee of Rs 1,000, while BCs, SCs and STs will have to pay Rs 800 and Rs 500 respectively. The exam would be held at centres in Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Guntur, Ananthapur, Nellore and Tirupati.
 
Campus to Become Disabled Friendly 14-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: The Andhra University authorities have decided to redesign the campus and make it friendly for the physically and visually challenged people. Vice-chancellor Prof G Nageswara Rao has promised that the works will begin once the examinations are over and be completed before the next academic year. Prof Rao said AU is one of those institutions that was built at a time when the notion of being friendly to disable people did not exist. "Most of the structures were built either during the colonial period or in the decades immediately after. However, we have decided to construct ramps in all the major buildings wherever we can and provide wheel-chair services he added.
 
Intermediate exams begin 02-Mar-2017
Intermediate exams begin on a peaceful note CC cameras installed at problematic centres in the Agency area Intermediate examinations commenced on a peaceful note with no untoward incident reported from anywhere in the district on Wednesday. As against 54,828 who registered to appear for the junior Intermediate examination from the district, 52,913 candidates took the examination with 1,915 failing to turn up on the first day. 118 centres The examination was held at 118 centres -- 64 in the city, 40 in the rural areas and 14 in the Agency of the district. Regional Inspection Officer of the Intermediate Board T. Nagesh Kumar said that five sitting squads and four flying squads were deputed to the district. CC cameras were installed at problematic centres in the Agency areas and there were no complaints of mass copying or other irregularities from any of the centres. Earlier in the day, many candidates were seen arriving at the examination centres in the city an hour before the commencement at 9 a.m. Many parents, who accompanied their children, waited anxiously till they were allowed into the examination hall, half-an-hour before the commencement of the examination. Those who came early had ample time to check the rooms allotted to them based on their roll numbers. Those who came at the last minute rushed in and came back to check their rooms on the boards kept outside at some of the examination centres.
 
Pharma tech,cultural fest fromtoday 22-Feb-2017
A two-day national level technical and cultural fest is being organised by Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences on February 22 and 23 on its campus with the theme ‘Quenching Your Career Thirst: Explore Opportunities’. More than 600 delegates across the country are expected to attend the festival wherein students of D. Pharm, B. Pharm, M. Pharm, research scholars, faculty, and industry employees will be participating. There will be scientific sessions by experts in the pharmacy sector covering the industry, regulatory issues and academic topics. Prof. G. Nageswara Rao, Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, will inaugurate the festival. A.K.S. Bhujanga Rao, president and director, Natco Research Centre, Natco Pharma Ltd. and M.N. Rao, managing director of Golden Streak Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Prof. K.V. Ramana Murthy and Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna from A.U. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University, will be taking technical sessions. Resource persons from Pena4 Tech Solutions will be sharing their views on job opportunities on the sector during the festival.
 
As edu hub,Vizag has a longway togo 21-Feb-2017
Since the run-up to the 2014 Assembly election, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been projecting Visakhapatnam as the education hub of the State. Even local MLAs, MPs and Ministers have been singing the same tune. But on ground, the scenario is far away from it. A few institutes, including some central institutes, have come in, but they are still operating from hired campuses in ad hoc mode and are far from moving into their own campuses. Make-shift campuses Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), a central project set up about six years ago, is still to move fully to its campus in Sabbavaram in the district. The State government has sanctioned about 45-acres and the construction has been lingering on since the last four years. Just one block has been completed and the officials have moved partly into the campus. The plans are grand, the block that is built with the sprawling library and moot court on the campus is said to be one among the best in the country, as per the rating of many top judges who had visited the site, but the slow pace of work is mainly due to the irregular release of funds from the State government.
 
AU explores avenues for students 13-Feb-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra University College of Engineering organized a one-day workshop on "Training and Placement as Commissioned Officers in Defence Services" on Saturday. Vice-chancellor professor G Nageswara Rao was the chief guest and professor PS Avadhani, principal of AUCE, presided over the function. Group Captain (Retired) Allam Prabhakar of Indian Air force and Captain (Retired) JP Pattanayak of Indian Navy attended the workshop. Around 200 students of final-year engineering courses attended the works AUCE will organise a one-day round table conference on Andhra University-Defense Joint Education & Research Programme on February 14 at 10 am. "The objective of the workshop is to explore the joint avenues and prepare a road map for collaboration of Andhra University and the defense sector in the aspects of education and research," said Avadhani. Flag officers and senior officers of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and MES along with scientists of DRDO will participate in the conference.
 
IIM Vizag to Organise ‘Samarambh’ 27-Dec-2016
VISAKHAPATNAM: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Visakhapatnam, will organise ‘Samarambh 17’, a national-level annual cultural fest for the B-Schools on January 21. The fest will have participation of 1,000 students from various IIMs from across the country and city engineering students. As part of the day-long programme, several competitions will be organised where in the participants will showcase their skills in their field of interest. Band Underground Authority and stand-up comedian Sridhar V, who is an alumnus of IIM Bengaluru will perform during the event for which students have to book tickets online through ‘Bookmyshow’ by paying 300.
 
Mathematics Day Celebrated 23-Dec-2016
Colleges and schools celebrated the National Mathematics Day on Thursday to commemorate the birth anniversary of mathematics wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan. Competition Students participated in elocution, quiz, chart presentation competition and PowerPoint Presentation competitions. They organised a coin exhibition. Former Rector of Andhra University K.L. Swamy was chief guest of the valedictory function. Principal and correspondent of the college and AU Executive Council member S.Vijaya Ravindra, Director of the college B.Murali Krishna, Hod of Mathematics D. Krishnaveni, faculty member E. Lavanya and others attended.
 
No Progress Yet On NIPER Proposed 31-Oct-2016
Delay in establishing National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), premier institute to conduct advanced engineering courses like IITs in Visakhapatnam has caused serious concern among those who invested in pharma units in North Andhra. After announcing sanction of NIPER in Visakhapatnam at the CII Investment Summit held here in January by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar there is no progress so far. The proposal is gathering dust due to lack of initiative CEO of a multinational pharma company said. NIPER the managements felt is required in the region as the pharma units are facing severe shortage of professionally qualified hands.
 
AU to Have Biodiversity Park 17-Oct-2016
Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao has announced that the university will develop biodiversity park on the AU campus in collaboration with the Dolphin Nature Conservation Society (DNCS). The DNCS had submitted a requisition to the university expressing its intention to develop a biodiversity park on the university campus. The Vice-Chancellor, along with his wife G. Vijaya Kumari, visited the Biodiversity Park, developed and maintained by DNCS, on the premises of the Rani Chandramani Devi Hospital at China Waltair here on Sunday. He was accompanied by Prof. U.B. Reddy of the Department of Environmental Science, Head of the Department of Botany Y. Venkateswara Rao and S.B. Padal an Associate Professor in Botany.
 
 
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