Govt-run engineering colleges get Rs 26 cr for basic facilities

Higher Education and Tourism Minister R V Deshpande said the Congress-led State government has released Rs 26 crore to facilitate necessary basic infrastructural facilities to 10 government run engineering colleges in State.

Speaking after inaugurating the new building of Government Polytechnic at Shivalli built at the cost of Rs 950 lakh, he said the released fund would be utilised to ensure structures and laboratories to government-owned engineering colleges.

Asserting that the government is committed towards providing quality education with adequate inputs, Deshpande said government would ensure adequate human resources, infrastructure facilities and quality education in government owned polytechnic colleges across State. He assured to provide required equipments, laboratories and buildings to the polytechnic colleges, which would result in the smooth running of the collages.

Pointing out at the high level competition at the global level, he said there is need to prepare the students to encounter the stiff competitive era with an ease. Hence it is necessary for the government polytechnic colleges to compete with the private owned colleges. Accordingly, to meet the requirements of quality education, the government is all set to bring in innovative changes. There should not be shortage of good education in par with the private colleges, he added.

Calling upon the students and faculties to work towards getting better results, the minister assured Rs 55 lakh for the completion of the work of placing the interlock bricks, compound wall, bore well and drainage works in the precincts.  Meanwhile the MLA Pramodh Madhwaraj said the government polytechnic college in Shivalli should impart quality standards  par with that of the colleges in Manipal University.

Government polytechnic, Udupi was started in the year 2008-09 and as per the AICTE norms. As many as 40 students were enrolled for the departments including Civil, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, and Mechanical.

The new building is constructed on a five acre land. It is a three storied building and there is one separate workshop block adjacent to the main building. The girls and boys hostel is built in the neighbourhood at the cost of Rs 1 crore with the fund being released by the ministry of Human Resource Development under the central government scheme and the work is completed. There are as many as 441 students during the present year, of which 45 are girl students.

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