Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 200-acre campus in Amaravati, the new state capital. Over the course of two decades, the new facility will see an investment of more than Rs 2,500 crore, according to a press release.
Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, the president of the Board of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, said, “Amma says education should enrich students both internally and externally. Collecting information from the world, books, and instructors is only a part of it. For real education to happen, the student’s heart must open up.”
Venkat Rangan, the Vice-Chancellor, said : “As a top-ranked deemed-to-be university, we feel immense pride and joy in expanding our geographical footprint to Andhra Pradesh. Amaravati will be our seventh campus, after Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Kochi, Mysuru, Bengaluru, and Faridabad. I am sure that under the leadership of our Chancellor, the world-renowned humanitarian, Sadguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), this new campus will quickly become world-renowned.”
Sadasiva Chaitanya, the Director of the Amaravati campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, said : “The Amaravati campus will be constructed in two phases – the first phase will comprise 150 acres and the second phase, 50 acres. Admissions will begin from 2018 for courses such as Computer Science, Information Technology, EEE and MBA – HR, Finance, Marketing, Production, Operations and Strategy. By 2020, we expect to have 2,000 students, starting with 300 in 2018. By 2033, we expect to have around 10,000 students studying at the Amaravati campus.”