The Andhra Pradesh government is all set to table the Private University Bill during the current session of the Assembly. Andhra Pradesh Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has been asked to submit the reports on feasibility of private universities in the state to the Education department officials.
There were many proposals in the erstwhile state to allow setting up private universities. Committees were settled up to work in the direction but no progress was found. As the Assembly session is on now, it is reported that the concerned officials are working on to finalize the bill draft to make sure it is submitted in the current session.
A source from APSCHE said, “Oral instructions were given about the urgency of the matter and only a day’s time was given to prepare the report. We don’t know why this sudden hurry over a matter that has been pending for years”.
Private Universities can be set up by the private societies after seeking approval from University Grants Commission (UGC).
Purportedly, P. Narayana, AP municipal administration minister is interested in setting up a private university to add to his education conglomerate.