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Vignan gets deemed university status

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Rathiah stresses on maintaining standards to perform better


The university will have a chancellor and vice-chancellor

Support to students of economically weaker sections promised


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Chairman of Vignan Group Educational Institutions Lavu Rathiah speaking at a press conference in Guntur on Wednesday. —

GUNTUR: A fine balance would be struck in giving a new thrust for research in Engineering Technology and improving the employable skills of the students at the Vignan Deemed University, said Chairman of Vignan Group Educational Institutions, Lavu Rathiah on Wednesday. He said the deemed university status, which was conferred on the Vignan Engineering College recently, would make the management, staff and students walk in uncharted waters, but hoped that the challenge of maintaining the standards of a University would spur them to perform better.

Speaking to reporters here, Dr. Rathiah expressed his happiness at being conferred with the deemed university status thus becoming only the second institution in the state.

He said facilities would be provided and the qualified staff would be recruited to encourage research and tap the abundant resources funding the research projects in the Engineering technology.

He said the Vignan Deemed University would be a complete autonomous institution and would have its rules governing the conduct of entrance examinations, the admission, the method of evaluation and framing of the course curriculum.

The Chairman even said he has been mulling over to admit students based on the scores obtained in the All India entrance examinations like, AIEEE.

The University would have a Chancellor and a Vice-Chancellor and a fully functional cabinet akin to any University. The teaching staff would be motivated to clear the National Eligibility Tests and regular refresher courses would be held to fine tune their talents.

The Chairman also assured of his support to students hailing from economically backward sections by arranging bank loans.

Director P. Koteswara Rao and principals of various colleges in the Vignan Group were present.

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