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AU tops State in NIRF rankings

Posted on 04-Apr-2018

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Most of its colleges find place in top rankings.

The Andhra University (AU) and most of its colleges have turned out to be the top educational institution in the State in the Human Resource Development Ministry’s India Rankings 2018.

In all, five institutions in the overall category, six in Universities, five in Engineering, two in Degree Colleges, two each in Management and Pharmacy and one in Law categories found a place in the nationwide rankings.

The AU, which was ranked 69th in 2017, jumped 33 places to reach the 36th position in the overall ranking of the top 100 institutions. The Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati, which was at the 68th position last year, slipped to the 74th rank.

It is followed by the Koneru Lakshmiah Educational Foundation, Guntur (KLEF) at rank 83 and the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) at the 89th rank.

Also in the top 100 universities category AU, SVU, KLEFU and SVIMS topped the State with 22, 49, 56 and 62 ranks respectively. The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam, and the Sri Satya Institute of Higher Learning were respectively ranked 85th and 92nd in the same category and stood fifth and sixth in the State.

In the Engineering category, the KLEF’s engineering college was at the 49th rank and topped the State. It is followed by the AU College of Engineering at 65, the SVU engineering college at 71, the Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram, at 85 and the JNTU Kakinada engineering college at 92.

The Institute for Financial Management and Research, Satyavedu, at 34 and the KLEF’s management college at 46 made it to the top 50 institutions in the Management category and the AU College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at rank 28 and the Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research, Anantapur, at rank 39 made it to the top 50 list. Also, the AU’s Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law was ranked 10 in the top 10 law colleges list.

Institutions in top 150, 200 lists

Several other government and private institutions including Govt. Degree College for Women, Guntur, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Guntur, Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, and Dr. V. S. Krishna Govt. Degree College, were in the top 150 and top 200 lists.
Vizag Steel March today Posted on 05-Apr-2018
CITU will organise a 26-km long Vizag Steel March from Kurmannapalem arch to Old Jail Road near Visakha Women’s College here Thursday. The march in which 3,000 employees of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant will participate will be flagged off at 5.30 a.m. It will culminate into a big meeting at around noon. The meeting is aimed at mobilising public opinion against attempts to privatise VSP. CITU State general secretary M.A. Gafoor, State president Ch. Narsinga Rao, VSP recognised union president J. Ayodhyaram and others will address. This is for the first time that such a march is being taken out to protest against move for disinvestment of a public sector unit. Mr. Narsinga Rao said after Dredging Corporation of India, the NDA Government was making attempts to privatise Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of VSP.

Tributes paid to Jagjivan Ram Posted on 06-Apr-2018
Former Deputy Prime Minister Jagjivan Ram’s services to the nation were recalled at his 111th birth anniversary organised by the Social Welfare Department. Speaking at the official meeting organised by various departments, ZP Chairperson Lalam Bhavani and Collector Pravin Kumar recalled his services to society and oppressed classes in particular holding several important positions. They gave away benefits worth Rs 91 lakh to 31 persons. MLA Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, Joint Collector Two A. Siri, SC Corporation executive director Mahalakshmi, Social Welfare deputy director Ramana Murthy and representatives of various associations participated. At the SC Colony at Sitampeta, Fourth Town Dwaraka Zone Circle Inspector Rambabu garlanded the statue of the leader.

Helmet must for pillion rider too Posted on 07-Apr-2018
Traffic police launch special drive to enforce the rule. Now helmet rule has been made compulsory for both the two-wheeler rider and also pillion rider. The City Traffic Police have taken up the drive under Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act – 1998 and they have decided to impose fine from Rs 100 to Rs 200 for pillion riders. To begin with we have taken a drive against youngsters and students and we will slowly take it up against others in a phased way,” said ADCP (Traffic) M. Ramesh Kumar. Accidents on the rise Despite the police initiating a number of preventive measures, accidents involving two-wheelers are on the rise. Of the total of 237 accidents recorded from January to February in 2018, two-wheeler drivers were responsible for about 76 road accidents. In two-wheeler road accidents about 19 people died and as many as 67 were injured, while in four-wheeler road accidents, six died and 59 were injured, said Mr. Ramesh Kumar. Of the 19 deaths in this year, 80 % of them were in the age group between 18 and 35 years and 90 % of them were not wearing helmets and had died due to severe head injuries, said ACP (Traffic) K. Prabhakar. Mr. Prabhakar said, “Most of the fatal cases involving two-wheelers, the cause is head injuries. When wearing a helmet can save a life, why not wear it. One should realise that a death in a family, especially if he or she is the breadwinner, the entire family is ruined. According to a survey by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway

World Health Day Celebrated Posted on 09-Apr-2018
Awareness rallies held to mark the occasion Awareness rallies, skits and meetings marked the World Health Day observed by various hospitals and institutions in the city on Saturday. World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme of this year’s World Health Day is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone- Everywhere – 2018’. A rally was taken out by medical and nursing students, under the auspices of Andhra Medical College (AMC) from Kali Matha temple at R.K. Beach. Some of the students of AMC presented a skit to highlight the importance of World Health Day. Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor of Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, flagged off the rally. Dr. P.V. Sudhakar. Principal, AMC, Dr. A. Bhagyalakshmi,Vice Principal, Dr. B. Devimadhavi, Professor and H o D, Community Medicine, Dr. A. Satyanarayana, professor and H o D, Anaesthesiology, Dr. K. Sathya Varaprasad, Director of Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Dr. Vasundhara, in charge District Medical and Health Officer, and office bearers of IMA, Visakhapatnam, participated in the rally. At Divisional Railway Hospital the Health Department of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway observed the day. An awareness meeting on ‘Universal health coverage, everyone, everywhere’ was conducted under the guidance of the Chief Medical Superintendent B.G. Rao. Additional Divisional Railway Manager K. Dhanunjaya Ra

Open mic poetry session held Posted on 10-Apr-2018
Writer Inked Stories, a community of writers, organised an open mic poetry session recently. While some of the participants narrated tales, others recited poems at Bookaholic centre at Akkayyapalem, focussing on themes such as gender disparity, women empowerment, and issues concerning society, among other topics. The event was hosted by Sanjay Singh and co-hosted by D. Krishna Prasad of Writers Inked Stories. They said the association intends to organise many such sessions in various cities across the country. Some of the future events include tell a tale, stand-up comedy, storytelling, mic poetry and share your story.

Vizag gears up for a beachside food festival. The foodies in Vizag would soon be treated by a food festival in the city. Set to be organised on RK beach, ‘The Food Mania Fest’, promises to offer a lip-smacking lineup of dishes along with the peppy music. Here’s what lies in store for the city. What? Different food varieties like Pathar ka gosht- a meat dish prepared on a stone slab, a variety of omelets, Bengali biryani, Rajasthani food varieties, Punjabi delicacies, different types of kebabs such as kalmi kebab and Bengali kebab among other delicacies would be keeping the crowd hooked. In addition to the amazing food on offer, the play zone and magic show would keep the kids engaged as you get busy devouring your meal. So mark your dates to relish some mouthwatering food on our beloved shores.

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