| Information Technology
Andhra Pradesh has been forging ahead in the sphere
of Information Technology. It is ahead of other states in exploiting
the opportunities to the hilt. The State Government has introduced
many schemes to utilize the maximum number of skilled human resources
in the I.T. Sector. During 2008-09, I.T. sector recorded an export
growth rate of over 20% with exports turnover of Rs.31,800 crore.
AP ranks 4th at National level in IT performance.
The Government is making efforts to spread IT to Tier II cities
like Warangal, Tirupathi, Kakinada, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada,
Guntur and Kadapa. As a result, job opportunities in the IT sector
in Tier II cities have improved. The IIT, Hyderabad is part of the
history making which started functioning from August 20, 2008. The
Government of Andhra Pradesh established Rajiv Gandhi University
of Knowledge Technology (RGUKT) in 2008 to cater to the educational
needs of the meritorious rural youth of Andhra Pradesh, Three IIITs
are established in Basara (Adilbad), Nuzividu (Krishna) and Rajiv
Knowledge Valley (Kadapa) under RGUKT. A total of 6000 students
will be admitted in 2009 academic year.