The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has given approval for the five-year integrated courses at Andhra University College of Engineering (AUCE) from the current year. The self-financed which were approved are electronics and communications engineering, electrical and electronics, civil, software and computer systems and networking engineering. G.S.N. Raju, Principal at AUCE, said that the college is expected to introduce course in metallurgy, chemical engineering and instrumentation technology from the next academic year. Various facilities like the Wi-Fi connectivity was now extended to all hostels, a lift will be provided to the second floor to help the physically challenged and reverse osmosis plants set up to provide better quality of water.
Dr. Raju while mentioning some of the achievements of AUCE said that the college has been chosen for the phase II of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) funded by the World Bank for post-graduate courses and research. The project costs Rs.12.5 crore and will enable the college send its staff for training within the country as well as abroad. AUCE was selected as the “Best Government Engineering College in India” by ABP TV news channel. The panel was led by NASSCOM Chairman and reputed professionals. The college was selected for the award in recognition of its leadership development in college, industry interface, making innovation in marketing, among other things. The college also received 10 projects worth Rs. 3 crore towards research and development and consultancy services, he added.