The Amity University announced on Tuesday that it will set up a campus in Amaravati, the upcoming capital city of Andhra Pradesh.The university will be operational and open for admissions from its own campus by 2017.A delegation led by Atul Chauhan, chancellor and president of the university called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at his residence here and informed him that the varsity offers over 250 different courses in various fields. Chauhan said that the university that began in 2005 saw rapid growth and grew into setting up 11 universities, 20 campuses and 18 schools. He said that their faculty included experienced members from across the world with students from over 60 countries.
"Our university serves with a purpose to provide quality education so that Indian students do not have to go abroad, while, foreign students show interest in our institutions. We want to contribute towards your vision of transforming Andhra Pradesh into a knowledge and education hub," he added.Naidu said that he wants to encourage best universities in the world to set up their campuses in the state. Stating that the students' hailing from the state hold potential to excel in any field, he wants to build a campus that offers professional and value-based education for students.He asked the delegation to bring international expertise to construct best campuses in Amaravati. He also suggested to offer joint degree programmes for students in collaboration with foreign universities.