Colleges in Andhra Pradesh to reopen from October 15

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The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to reopen the colleges from October 15.

A decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting convened by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at Amaravathi on Thursday, August 4.

Quoting officials, Sakshi Post said that the meeting had also decided to conduct the State Eligibility Test (SET) for recruiting lecturers or assistant professors in the state. The CM has also given a green signal for the recruitment of Assistant Professors in universities across Andhra Pradesh.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister took several key decisions. He directed authorities to take the gross enrollment in higher education to 80 per cent. Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh and other senior officials were present at the meeting.

Jagan said that apprenticeship will be provided for ten months in three-year and four-year degree courses. The CM asked officials to set up skill development and employment based courses to students after the completion of their apprenticeship.

The chief minister said the state government will go forward with the Honours degree, after the completion of the entire process. He also announced the decision to set up universities in Vizianagaram and Prakasam districts.

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