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- Upgrading India’s Engineering Colleges
Can empty seats in India’s engineering colleges help weed out low quality institutions?
- Engg, degree colleges in shifts?
Looks like engineering and degree colleges are in for a shift system. The Karnataka government plans to have shifts in government degree colleges first, and then extend it to private colleges to make higher education more accessible. If the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has its way, engineering colleges in Karnataka and the southern states will function in two shifts — 7 am to 1.30 pm and 2 pm to 8 pm.Though this move will be implemented in states where the number of seats available in engineering colleges per lakh population are less than the all-India average, it’s bound to affect Karnataka’s 159 colleges which have a large number of students from outside of Karnataka.
- Engg college facilities to be under scanner
Higher education minister Aravind Limbavali said on Monday that the state government will persist with its efforts to convince Comed-K to conduct a single Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to professional courses next year At present, students aspiring for professional courses in the state, have to write the CET conducted by the state government and also Comed-K which is a consortium of private medical and engineering colleges set up a few years ago.Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Mr Limbavali said, “Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is known across the country for its integrity. The state government will request Comed-K officials to co-operate with it to ease the students’ burden of writing two entrance examinations for admission to professional courses”.
- Engg colleges to share infrastructure with polytechnics
15 engineering colleges in the state will turn into polytechnics! In a move aimed at providing adequate infrastructure facilities for polytechnic students on a par with engineering students, the All India Council for Technical Education has decided to allow polytechnic students to use the engineering college infrastructure.There are over 2 lakh polytechnic students in Karnataka. This, however, will not affect the engineering classes.
BSY asks Centre to set up IIT in Karnataka
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday, July 24 appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to consider the State Government’s long pending demand of setting up an Indian Institute of Technology in the State.In a letter to the Prime Minister, a copy of which was released to the media here, the Chief Minister said despite repeated requests and the Governor writing to the Centre, the demand was yet to be considered. ”We hope that the request would be positively considered in the 11th five-year plan.” Mr Yeddyurappa said he was surprised to note that in the Union Budget for 2008-09, Karnataka did not figure in the list of states which have been sanctioned new IITs.
Engineering seats going vacant amid a talent crunch
Even as the number of applicants surges, Karnataka’s engineering colleges are likely to see several thousand seats go vacant again this year.Last year, more than 3,000 engineering seats out of the state’s total 55,000 stayed empty. When the first round of admissions ends on 14 July, observers sa they wouldn’t be surprised if up to 15,000 seats find no takers. Most of these seats are in private colleges with poor quality of facilities and faculty, and in less popular streams of engineering.
Civil engineering, once shunned, sees new life in a building boom
You could call it an epiphany. In 2006, only one-third of the 60 civil engineering students at Bangalore’s BMS College of Engineering chose to work in, well, civil engineering. Almost the same number of them went into information technology (IT).The statistics weren’t much better in 2007, when only 24 chose the core fields of construction, real estate and infrastructure, and 21 chose IT.
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Govt wants students of illegal Engineering colleges
Beware: 169 institutes are offering courses without AICTE’s permission and 104 collaborating with foreign universities without its consent. The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), through a public notice, has warned students against joining these institutes.
PACE opens engineering centre in Bangalore
Partners for Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) today launched automotive planning, design and engineering centre at PES Institute of Technology here.
IIIT-B develops way finder service on mobiles
Bringing the fruits of IT revolution to the masses, the International Institute of Information Technology – Bangalore (IIIT-B), in collaboration with some private players, has developed a voice-based location and vicinity service that can be deployed over GSM networks.
Karnataka to get 6 govt engg colleges
To find an early solution to the annual CET trauma, the Karnataka government had to settle for a cut in its share of seats in all streams – engineering, medical and dental – this year (2007).
PESIT to provide free education for rural students
Paying heed to what Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had to suggest recently about engineering institutions providing free education to at least ten students, PESIT engineering college, has done so.
Engineering Students to handle e-governance in state
Move over exams and textbooks. The technocrats are coming, that too straight out of college campuses! Engineering students in Karnataka will now handle e-governance initiatives of the state government. In a novel scheme aimed at addressing e-governance glitches faced by several government departments, the Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) in association with the IT department and IBM has launched Project INVITE (Initiative to Nurture a Vibrant Information Technology Ecosystem).
English stumps engg students in Karnataka
Of the 822 resumes that an IT major received from engineering students, only six were selected. The rest were rejected not because of their lack of technical skills, but because they were found wanting in English.
- Whopping number of passouts in 2006
- New eligibility norms for BE, MBBS courses
- June 2005: Three engg colleges cleared for state – PES, BGS, Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College
- Free engineering courses for poor students