Andhra University plans grand Alumni Day for funds through donations

The Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G Nageswara Rao told reporters on Friday that his first priority is to make AU one of the best universities

By: PTI | Visakhapatnam | Published: July 30, 2016 10:22 am

The Andhra University (AU) will tie up with National University of Singapore to re-position itself as one of the top 50 universities in the world in the coming years.

Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G Nageswara Rao told reporters on Friday that his first priority is to make AU one of the best universities as it is necessary for it to be familiar with international ranking systems and their performance indicators.

Admitting that AU has been facing funds crunch for past few years, Rao said that the varsity has decided to organise Grand Alumni Meet on October 12, 2016 with around 20,000 former students. Donations from the alumni can make AU self-sufficient and it can be developed with alumni corpus fund.

Quoting the examples of universities such as Harvard, Stanford and few other top universities across the globe that were developed by the alumni, Rao said that AU has produced many leaders, bureaucrats and entrepreneurs.

Hence we are expecting best assistance from the alumni for the development of the university, he said.

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and few other ministers from state and union government will inaugurate the Alumni meet, he added.

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