The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet has approved a proposal to overhaul the education system by bringing in changes in the syllabi at school, college levels, technical institutions and universities.
Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Information Technology minister Palle Raghunatha Reddy said the syllabi would be revamped and the quality of education enhanced to enable the students face global competition. He said a separate unit for upgrading skills of 1,000 students would be established in an engineering college in each district. Students from engineering, polytechnics and ITIs would be imparted training in those units.
In a bid to strengthen education system, it was decided that only academicians should be appointed as vice-chancellors and also to executive councils. University teachers and lecturers would also undergo training to upgrade their skills. The services of academicians from foreign universities could be hired by the universities.
Reddy said the Cabinet had also approved a proposal to directly remit pension into bank accounts of the beneficiaries. He said every eligible person would get pension and 38 lakh people have been given enhanced pension. There were over three lakh new applications and eligible among them would get from next month.