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  • The state had a literacy rate of 60.47 per cent in 2001 as against 44.08 per cent in 1991.
  • In 2001, the male literacy figure stood at 70.32 per cent, while female literacy was at 50.43 per cent.
  • The state adds more than 1,00,000 engineering graduates, 12,000 management graduates and 3,50,000 English-speaking graduates every year.
  • Hyderabad University and Osmania University are the leading universities in the state.

Degree colleges

  • 241 government colleges
  • 179 aided colleges and 1459 unaided colleges
  • 5236 UG and PG colleges in 2008-09

School education

  • 5+2+3 school education system, i.e., five years of primary education, two years of upper primary and three years of secondary
  • Of the 97,475 schools as of 2007-08, 62,464 are primary schools, 17,957 are upper primary, 16,937 are high schools and 99 higher secondary schools.
  • A total of 41.6 million students enrolled in schools in 2007-08.
  • The total number of teachers in 2007-08 was 4,39,136.

Intermediate education

  • Courses available in science, arts and commerce streams
  • Vocational courses are offered in the fields of agriculture, engineering and technology, home science, para-medical, business and commerce, and humanities
  • Total junior colleges in 2007-08 were 4,032 with a total enrolment of 1.4 million students.

Technical education

  • The Technical Education Department of Andhra Pradesh has created a sound institutional framework to make students competitive in the global market. The department supports 540 engineering colleges.
  • Sources: AP Admin setup, Directorate of Economics and Statistics website, www.apdes.ap.gov.in, accessed 22 September 2009List of colleges, AP State Council of Higher Education website, www.apsche.org, accessed 22 September 2009

Health infrastructure in public sector

  • Primary healthcare centers (4-6 beds) as of March 2008: 1570
  • Community healthcare centers (30 beds) as of March 2008: 167
  • Doctors at primary health care centers as of March 2008: 2214
  • Total specialists at community healthcare centers as of March 2008: 235

Health infrastructure in private sector

  • Hyderabad has approximately 60 hospitals that classify as authorisedcentres for providing medical services
  • Approximately 3,800 beds in tertiary care hospitals
  • 700 beds are expected to be added in the next few years

Leading hospitals in Hyderabad

  • Apollo Hospital
  • Yashoda Super Specialty Hospitals
  • Care Hospital
  • Wockhardt Kamineni Hospital
  • Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences
  • MNJ institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre
  • Indo-American Cancer Institute and Research Hospital
  • Global Hospital
  • Medwin Hospital
  • Medicity Hospital
  • L V Prasad Eye Institute
  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences

Source:Bulletin on rural health care statistics in India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website, www.mohfw.nic.in, accessed 22 September 2009

Virtual infrastructure


  • Presence of e-governance initiative, which offers a wide spectrum of citizen-friendly services
  • One-stop shop for services of various state and central government departments in an efficient, reliable, transparent and integrated manner
  • Facilitates online transaction processing of payments, issue certificates, permits, licenses and many other services

Rajiv Internet Village

  • Launched by the state government in August 2004, its objective is to bring government services/benefits closer to people living in rural areas.
  • Further, it aims to provide computer literacy to at least one person in each family in rural areas
  • Provides high bandwidth connectivity in rural areas

AP online

  • E-governance: gateway for the state government; offers multiple services through a single window to citizens
  • Developed and launched by the government in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services
  • Facilitates online submission of forms including registrations, licences, permits, certificates and representations to different government departments.
  • Facilitates online payments for utilities, taxes, fee, deposits and stamp duties.


  • Automates procurement and purchase procedures—spanning from demand aggregation to procurement and fulfillment—of the state government. Presently, the portal is servicing 29 government departments, 39 public sector undertakings, four universities and 127 urban local bodies.
  • Over 61,000 tenders with work amounting to US$ 26.3 billion has been handled through the portal.

Source: "Mauritius pact with state government", Eprocurement website, www.eprocurement.gov.in, accessed 22 September 2009

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