Andhra Pradesh is counterpart for Blekinge region in higher education

- Can also be a perfect business partner in ITC

Möte mellan Andhra University och BTH

Many know Andhra Pradesh for various reasons, some know it as the 5th largest region of India which is situated in South East coastline of India, other know it as the IT happening State of India, but to the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh is known as the best counterpart in Higher Education.

BTH achieved this initially by signing the agreement by Prof.Jan-Olof Gustavsson with the all the best universities of Andhra Pradesh under the coordination of Prof.K.C.Reddy, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education and Mr.Velpula Gurudutt Kumar of BTH.

Now BTH had developed it's relation into strong cooperation which was accomplished by signing the agreement by sharing the common vision to enhance the quality of higher education in global prospective and to make higher education more attractive to the country. Thus BTH strongly believes that Andhra Pradesh is a promising region which Blekinge Region can look ahead for various possibilities mainly in enhancing ITC business along with Higher Education

Andhra Pradesh- 74 million Population - Facts Interesting to Blekinge Region: Gurudutt Kumar Velpula och Mikael Åsman

LOCATION - South East Coastline of India , Located Exactly the same as Blekinge Region. Naval base which is the head quarters of Eastern Naval Command of India and also with natural port, Shipbuilding Company and Steel Plant.

POLICY OF GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH - INTERESTING TO BLEKINGE REGION - To make Andhra Pradesh a leading destination for investments in Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and a major player in the information economy -- Dr.Y.S.Raja Shekar Reddy, Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh,India

Andhra Pradesh - Ranked 1 in Software exports in India with 180 Billion INR (4.5 Billion USD)

Andhra Pradesh - Supporting global requirements of IT manpower

Every 4th IT Professional in the Silicon Valley is an Indian, Every 4th Indian IT Professional in the Valley is from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh offers the cream of technical talent - Largest English speaking Technical Knowledge Pool in the world

258 Engineering colleges, 95 000 engineers, 465 Colleges offering Bachelor in Computer Applications, 116 Colleges offering Master in Computer Applications,103 Polytechnic colleges
Outside Redmond, Hyderabad will be the biggest development center for Microsoft - Bill Gates, CEO,Microsoft

Hyderabad is poised to become the hi-tech capital of the subcontinent - National Geographic Channel 2002.

In December 2004, Gartner in its report "IT Outsourcing to India - Analysis of Cities" has mentioned that Hyderabad would be the IT Hotspot by 2010 and has rated it high on account of Infrastructure and Human Resources.

McKinsey report projects India's electronics manufacturing opportunities to be $47 billion
industry by 2009. Andhra Pradesh wishes to attain a leading position by building a $12 billion IT hardware and Electronics manufacturing industry.

Interesting fact to notice - If 100 students from India in BTH - 90 students are from the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Text and picture: Gurudutt Kumar Velpula


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