The state, Karnataka, is synonymous for technological developments has a great news to cheer. Three engineering colleges from Karnataka qualify to the list of Union Ministry of Human resources Development Centre’s list of excellence. Also, the centre has selected about 19 engineering colleges for ministry’s technical education quality improvement program.
The colleges that are in the list Ministry’s Centres of Excellence are to receive a grant of Rs 5 crore each for improving the quality of learning outcomes and employability of its graduates. The grant is also to increase the proportionality of post graduation enrolment and demand-driven research and development.
Applications were invited by the ministry for the establishment of the 30 Centres of Excellence in the country. A whopping total of 133 applications were received. In the first phase of selections, 16 institutions were approved – six National Institutes of Technology and 10 engineering colleges.
“Out of the 10 engineering colleges, three are from Karnataka namely – RV College of Engineering, Bangalore for setting up “Centre for Macro electronics”, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore for “Knowledge Analytics and Ontological Engineering (KaAOE) and Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur for “Centre of Applied Research and Nano Technology”,” R. V. Deshpande, Karnataka’s Minister for higher education and tourism, told reporters.
“It is proud moment for the Karnataka Government today. It has released its share of Rs 2 crore to each of these engineering colleges. In the first cycle, we bagged three Centres of Excellence and in the second cycle we hope MHRD would select some more colleges from the State,” he added.
Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme
During the second phase of selection, the 19 engineering colleges will participate in the technical education quality improvement programm. Here, according to Deshpande, “each Government, Government-aided, private and unaided college participating is to get between Rs 4 crore to Rs 12.5 crore.”
The total cost of the project for Karnataka is Rs 177 crore and till today, Rs 33.91 crore has been released. (Rs 26.50 crore from the Central Government and Rs 7.41 crore from the State).
Colleges Selected For The Technical Education Quality Improvement Programm
The colleges that have been selected from Karnataka for this programme are:
- UVCE, Bangalore
- RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
- PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- Government Sri Krishna Rajendra Silver Jubilee Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
- Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- Nitte Meenakshi Institute of technology, Bangalore
- NMAM Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- SJCE, Mysore
- NIE, Mysore
- Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulbarga
- Malnad Engineering College, Hassan
- Basaveshwara Engineering College, Bagalkot
- Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Tumkur
- Siddanganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
- SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad
- PES College of Engineering, Mandya
- BVB college of engineering and technology, Hubli