10 new degree colleges to come up in AP

Rajamahendravaram: The state government has sanctioned 10 degree colleges in the state. They will start functioning from this academic year. The government has issued GOMS Number 18, in the month of February this year and followed by RC Number 12/GDC/&CS/2019-2, in this regard. Of the 10 degree colleges, two degree colleges are exclusively for women. One will be established in Rajamahendravaram of East Godavari district and another in Tadepalligudem of West Godavari district.

Speaking to The Hans India here on Friday, Collegiate Education Regional Joint Director Dr V N Varma said that the degree colleges were sanctioned in Rajamahendravaram, Kirlampudi and Sitanagaram in East Godavari district; Kovvur and Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district; Kurabalakota in Chittoor district; Tekkali and Pondur in Srikakulam district; Gajapathinagaram in Vizianagaramn district, Tagarapuvalasa in Visakhapatnam district and Adoni in Kurnool district.

The colleges offer BA, B Sc and B Com courses with a capacity of 60 students in each section. The principals were also directed to commence admissions into first year of these courses.

He further added, the respective principals of the colleges were directed to arrange temporary accommodation by consulting nearby educational institutions or others and lecturers will be adjusted from the existing colleges temporarily.

At present 68 government degree colleges and 69 aided degree colleges are functioning in the districts of Krishna, East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram.

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