Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies - RGUKT - RGUKT
- The idea to create IIITs in Andhra Pradesh came in April 2007, at the request of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was dissatisfied with the opportunities available to the rural youth and wanted to set up at least three IIITs in the three regions of Andhra Pradesh which would ensure better opportunities for rural students.
- A Task Force was created under the Chairmanship of Prof. K.C. Reddy. This Task Force produced a report to the government recommending the structure and functioning of the proposed institutions.
- In March of 2008, the AP Government created RGUKT by an act of the Legislature as a full-fledged university which would initially admit roughly the top 1% of the rural students into the three residential campuses.
- The first batch of about 6,500 tenth class graduates was admitted into a six year integrated program in August of 2008. The initial selection was based on the local best model where students receiving the top marks in every subject were selected.
Apart from providing top class education using the novel methods of teaching and learning through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Career development and Placement Cell (CDPC) at RGUKT Nuzvid is established under the supervision of a Faculty in charge (FIC) to act as a catalyst in providing students with various facilities that support career decision-making, exploration and building and provide opportunities to develop confidence and skills that are necessary to choose proper and right career.
Dr. M Amaranatha Reddy, Faculty of Civil Engg on deputation from IIT Kharagpur has served as first Faculty-in-charge (FIC), CDPC during Jan 2013 - Jan 2015. During this period, Prof. R Bhaskaran, a former Professor-in-charge of placements at IIT Kharagpur was on honorary advisory rule and helping in activities of CDPC.
Currently Dr. M Amaranatha Reddy is serving as advisory consultant to CDPC, RGUKT.
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