[India], Feb. 7 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's campus at Nowluru village, here.
The Mata Amritanandamayi Math, a charitable group, is setting up the Vidyapeetham, a deemed-to-be university, with an investment of Rs. 2,500 crore. It will be spread over 200 acres.
While addressing a gathering here, Naidu said "Amrita University is number one amongst Indian private varsities and is ranked ninth in India. The university will imbibe values in the students along with regular academics. In 150 acres; the Amaravati campus, once completed, will offer the full complement of courses including engineering, management, medicine, humanities, arts and sciences, bio-technology, nano sciences, philosophy, yogic sciences and ayurveda".
"Despite our beloved leader Muddu Krishnama Naidu's dismiss last night. I cancelled all my other appointments, but came here..that is the preference I give to this University. In Amaravati alone, 14-15 medical colleges will be setup," he added.
This is the third major educational institute, after SRM and the Vellore Institute of Technology, to come up in Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Director Sadasiva Chaitanya said admissions here would begin in July 2018 for courses like Computer Science, Information Technology and MBA. (ANI)