• Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy likely to function at Andhra University from this year

    The Central government is making arrangements to operationalise Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) from this year itself and as a part of it, the official visit of Joint Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals Sushmarath to Andhra University on Tuesday assumed significance. It is learnt that efforts are on to introduce first year B Tech and M Tech courses in Petroleum and Chemical Engineering from this July temporarily at the AU College of Engineering. About the admission process, the authorities would allow 60 seats each in two B Tech courses while 18 seats each in the two M Tech courses for which the Andhra University authorities have to make arrangements for class rooms, laboratories, library, seminar halls and other facilities.

    Joint Secretary from the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals Sushmarath initially held a meeting with Collector N Yuvaraj, In-charge Vice Chancellor Prof E A Narayana, Registrar Prof V Umamaheswara Rao and Principal of AU College of Engineering (A) Prof Ch V Ramachandra Murty at the In-charge Vice-Chancellor Chambers before leaving for a field visit. Later, they visited three buildings on the engineering college campus-including New Classroom Complex and Delta Studies Institute. HPCL Executive Director G Sriganesh, General Manager (HR) A S V Ramanan, Chief Manager K Nagesh and Deputy Manager G Sasibhushana Rao also accompanied the Joint Secretary in her field visit. 

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