Here is good news for rural ranker students; BTech dual degree for rural ranker from RGUKT. In a first of its kind initiative, the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) and the Andhra Pradesh (AP) government are offering a six year programme aimed at engineering, for meritorious rural students. After six years, students will get guaranteed placements in blue chip companies. "The degree offered will be no less than that offered by the IITs," says Kumar. But this will be devoid of the mind-boggling cost. "For every student the actual yearly fee is Rs1.36 lakh. But, in our case, Rs1lakh is state government funded and Rs36,000 is loaned out by us to the student through a bank," reports DNA india [original at bolmamabol]
About Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT)

The AP Government has established Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies in 2008 to cater to the educational needs of the gifted rural youth. Three fully residential IIITs are established under RGU: one in Basara in Adilabad district, one in Nuzivedu in Krishna district, and one in Rajiv Knowledge Valley in Kadapa district. These Institutes will specialize in teaching and research in Information Technology and other emerging disciplines. 2000 students are expected be admitted in each IIIT in 2008-09 academic year.[original at bolmamabol]

It is a novel innovative university in several aspects. The selection uses the local best model where the best students in each rural mandal, in each school and in each reservation category are selected and invited for admission. Admission is by invitation only and there is no Entrance Examination. The program consists of a six year integrated curriculum after 10th grade SSC examination leading to a dual degree in IT and a domain specialization. The program uses the learning-by-doing paradigm using personalized mentors and intelligent tutoring systems. Each student is provided a Laptop from the beginning. The goal of Rajiv Gandhi University is to endow each student with an inquiring mind and a thirst for knowledge, based on the maxim "Learning to learn, Learning to think and Learning to live".[original at bolmamabol]

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admission in RGUKT, clearly indicating the position of the student in the mandal merit list. Clarifications can be obtained by typing the roll number into the box at the website [original at bolmamabol]