Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday made it clear that the government would not forcibly take over any aided school or college in the state.

Chairing a review meeting here on Monday, he said nobody would be compelled to hand over the control of aided educational institutions to the government. "The conditions in most institutions are deteriorating. There is no proper infrastructure or staff. Therefore, the government provided an opportunity for such institutions to hand over its control so that these can be managed well", he said.

On Medical Education, the Chief Minister said that the government is setting up 16 new medical colleges. He said only 11 colleges are currently functioning. He said steps are being taken to make those colleges self-sufficient. He also suggested collaborating with local industries for research.

The review meeting was attended by Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh, Higher Education Special Secretary Satish Chandra, APSCHE Chairman K Hemachandrareddy, College Education Commissioner Pola Bhaskar, Vice Chancellors of various universities, and other senior officials.

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