Education Minister A. Suresh will inaugurate the second meeting of the State Higher Education Planning Board (HEPB), jointly being organised by Andhra University, IIM-Visakhapatnam and IIPE-Visakhapatnam, on September 18 in Visakhapatnam.

Director, IIT-Delhi, V. Ramgopal Rao, will be the chief guest of the event being organised on the theme, ‘Expansion, Equity and Quality in Higher Education’.

The Minister will also launch the AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) Learning Management System (LMS), and this will be followed by a roundtable on inter-institutional collaborations.

Future activities of the HEPB such as research collaborations among the institutions, remote learning centres (RLCs), online credit transfers of the students, organisation of seminars and webinars, placement support and internships to students, measures for enhancement of gross enrolment ratio in the State and increasing the access, equity and quality of higher education in the State will be discussed. Based on the discussions, an action plan will be charted out and submitted to the government.

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