On RGUKT's invitation to visit it's 3 campuses(IIITs), our ITCSA has visited the IIIT Basar campus on 15-Aug-2013 and conducted an awareness session on competitive exams in general and about civil services in particular. Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) is offering 6 year programme(after 10th) and in addition to regular curriculum they are also imparting minor subjects like Classical Performing Arts i.e Vocal Music, Kuchipudi dance, Mridangam & Minor elective in Telugu etc. to their students. We spoke and interacted on the following topics
RGUKT is a new technical university established by Government of Andhra Pradesh in the year 2008 with a commitment to provide access of high quality engineering education to highly talented and meritorious rural youth of the state. This university has three campuses located Basara, Adilabad district ( 240 km from Hyderabad airport), Nuzvid, Krishna district (50 km from Vijayawada Airport) and RK valley, Kadapa district ( 220 km from Bengaluru Airport). About 85% of the students of RGUKT are gifted children from rural areas who are deprived of educational opportunities and Govt of AP provides almost everything including education, food and other amenities, free of cost to these students. Presently, Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar is serving RGUKT as its first full-time VC, on lien from IIT, Kharagpur by invitation.