Emphasising on the need for new research, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that every university or educational institution should have a special ‘innovation chapter’ in it. “Every high school should have a innovation chapter, every university should have an innovation chapter. What is innovation, what we are doing differently,” Naidu said.
He said that world over huge companies have come up, ranging from IT giants to other service providers, only on the basis of innovations. Naidu also mentioned some of the innovations applied by his government like utilising power infrastructure to carry fibre lines to reduce costs.
The Andhra Pradesh CM said that steps have been taken to improve student faculty ratio (SFR) in higher education by the state government.
The state government, he said, has undertaken several initiatives focusing on strengthening State Universities, establishing premier national institutes and also attracting private sector investments into higher education sector. “Besides this, we have setup a 25-member State Knowledge Advisory Board with eminent educators, industrialist and academicians from across the Globe to help formulate and implement a road map for higher education in the state,” he added.
Naidu, who was speaking at an event organised by FICCI, said that in his earlier stint as Chief Minister, he realised that knowledge economy is crucial and during that time many new colleges came up.
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