November 02, 2014

AP Education Dept to be Shifted to Guntur ANU Campus

All state-level offices of the Andhra Pradesh education department will soon be shifted to the Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) campus, Guntur.  After making a field study of the infrastructure available in ANU on Nov 1st, Sr.IAS Officers state-level committee, headed by special chief secretary Busi Sambob. The government would make use of the buildings on campus without disturbing the academic activities. The offices of collegiate commissionerate, directorate of school education, primary education, and technical education would be shifted to ANU. Sambob said the government had chosen ANU as it is close to the new capital city.

The higher education council and intermediate boards will continue to function from Hyderabad as they have to deal with both the states. Besides the state government offices, the wings functioning with the central funds such as Rajiv Vidya Mission, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan, central libraries and NCERT too are expected to be shifted to ANU campus.

Guntur district collector Kanthilal Dande accompanied the state committee to ANU and briefed them about the facilities available. Committee members and senior IAS officers Ajay Kallam and D Sambasiva Rao, and university registrar Rajasekhar were also present. The committee also inspected the existing infrastructure in Vijayawada city, including the Laila complex and other buildings, for relocation of other government offices from Hyderabad.