The city will soon have its own National Institute
of Urban Management -- a world-class institute
jointly run by Andhra Government and Centre to
train managers to face the growing challenges
The NIUM would come up on a 20-acre site at Khanamet
village in Ranga Reddy district on the outskirts
The state cabinet, which met here today under
the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Rosaiah,
approved a proposal to allocate the Hyderabad
Metropolitan Development Authority land free-of-cost
for the NIUM.
Currently, the National Institute of Urban Affairs
is being run as an autonomous institution in New
Delhi with the support of the Union Ministry of
It is a premier institute for urban policy research,
training and information dissemination in urban
development and management.
"NIUM will be a premier institute for training
urban managers in tune with the growing challenges
of urbanisation," state Minister for Municipal
Administration and Urban Development Aanam Ramanarayana
While the Centre would contribute Rs 50 crore,
the state government would spend Rs 15 crore for
building the NIUM and setting up the training
facilities in the first year.
"The World Bank will contribute another Rs
20 crore for the project," the minister added.
World-class infrastructure for training urban
managers, hostels, modern computer labs, library
and other infrastructure would be developed on
"NIUM is the first national-level institute
being set up by government to train urban managers
from across the country," Ramanarayana Reddy
The state government will communicate the land
allocation particulars to the Union Ministry of
Urban Development after which the latter will
start building the facility.