Source: News Bharati English16 Jul 2017 10:20:57

Amravati, July 16: For the 1st time, Andhra Pradesh moves one step ahead to become a knowledge hub. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated SRM University- 1st educational institute to be established in the capital.

Inaugurating SRM University, CM Chandrababu Naidu said that "this is the first educational institute to be established in the capital with a vision of providing quality education and international exposure. This university's long term plans will cater to around 30,000 students pursuing careers in multiple fields.”

Venkaiah Naidu said that SRM University would ensure that students need not go abroad to study and avail top-class facilities. He assured the Centre's support to the Andhra government, to convert Amaravati into a global city.

“The capital city is a part of the Make–in–India campaign led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Modi-Babu pair is a winning combination for the state," he told the gathering.

"SRM University has created brand equity for itself, in a short period. I appreciate it for setting up the first campus in Amaravati. I am impressed that the University management came up with its building within a short span of five months, and is starting the academic session from this year," he said in a statement later.

Meanwhile, Chandrababu Naidu said that education was one of the key aspects that his government was focused on, and added that they were striving to develop education, healthcare and industries in Amaravati.