When the new district of Kothagudem (or) Bhadradri with headquarters in Kothagudem becomes a reality next year, it is set to change the face of the coal town.
The main change will be at the University College of Engineering (presently Kakatiya University). Proposals are coming out to make this a new University. The University College of Engineering has a sprawling campus spread in about 397 acres in the coal town, considered a mega industrial hub of the State.
The students of the university college and the inmates of the college-attached hostel made a series of representations to the authorities and public representatives seeking provision of requisite amenities in the institution.
Responding to their pleas to strengthen the institution, Kothagudem MLA Jalagam Venkat Rao forwarded a proposal to the government seeking upgradation of the university college into a university in tune with the ruling TRS’s pre-poll promise to this effect, sources said.
The proposal also envisages transforming the institution into an integrated technical education campus by shifting the Rudrampur-based Government Polytechnic College and the ITI to the premises of the university college.