Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu recently announced that a state-level incubation and innovation centre will be set up in Amaravati to impart entrepreneurial skills to the youth. Speaking during a teleconference with HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, school and higher education department officials and vice-chancellors of various universities in the State, he said the state should climb up the ladder and claim the top slot.

Further, he advised the officials to come up with reforms in the sector and said he was keen that the youth coming out of educational institutions should be skilled in the latest technologies, so the state can be in the forefront, when it comes to future technologies, innovation and incubation. He emphasized that progress on the educational front is vital for the industrial development of Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, including Vijayawada, and Tirupati. “There is no other way but to improve the standards of education in school, college and universities,” he said.

According to him, the students of JNTU Kakinada are top in innovation and incubation, while students of Andhra University are in forefront in the Internet of Things (IoT). He asked other universities to emulate the examples of this two universities. “Where there is a focus and coordination, results will be there and development is possible,” he pointed out.

Directing officials concerned to rationalize primary and upper primary schools, he asked them to ensure proper transportation from the villages of students to the schools. Officials were also asked to promote digital education and computer literacy in a big way. The tech savvy Chief Minister, who constantly bats for innovation, said his ultimate goal is to ensure that every house has a computer literate so that the state could be an education and knowledge hub.