VIT, first university to set foot in Amaravati

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Amaravati: With a view to impart quality education to the students of new capital region of Andhra Pradesh – Amaravati, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) is the first university to expand its campus in the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh.

The AP government has come forward to allot 100 acres to the university initially and later 50 acres with a condition that the VIT shall have 18,000 students within five years after commencing its first academic year. The land is being allotted at Inavolu village in Thulluru mandal of Amaravati.

This is the first university to come up in the capital region when Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone to the new capital a year ago.

After handing over the cheque of Rs 50 crore to the CRDA commissioner, the university delegation demonstrated an animated presentation to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu explaining as to how the varsity’s infrastructure would be in Amaravati. The VIT delegation said that the varsity will plan to invest another Rs 3,400 crore in the next ten years to accommodate another 32,000 students.

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