Wednesday, July 16, 2008
New engineering college in punjab
There were 51 engineering colleges in the state till last year.The number will rise to 61 with the approval to 10 engineering colleges of Punjab Technical University (PTU). There are two other applications that are likely to get clearance.The PTU already has list of 43 affiliated engineering colleges. The other engineering colleges in the state, include three each of Guru Nanak Dev University and Punjabi University and one each of Punjab Agricultural University and Lovely Professional University.Three pharmacy colleges have also received approval increasing the number to 30. The seats in these colleges are being filled by separate merit and counselling. Besides, the management college of Rayat and Bahra group has also got approval for 60 MBA seats at Hoshiarpur.The same group is coming up with an institute of engineering and nano-technology at Hoshiarpur with 60 seats each in computer science engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and civil engineering. A pharmacy college of the group is also being set up in the same district. In addition, a college for girls of the same group has been sanctioned at Kharar.Three other colleges for girls given the nod include Shaheed Udham Singh Women Engineering College, Tangori in Mohali, Sachdeva Engineering College for Girls, Mohali, and Doaba Women Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kharar.The other five B.Tech colleges include Northwest Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moga, Baba Isher Singh Engineering College, Moga, Jasdev Singh Sandhu Engineering College, Patiala, Continental Institute of Engineering and Technology, Fatehgarh Sahib, Global College of Engineering and Technology, Amritsar.The two pharmacy colleges, other than those of Rayat and Bahra, include St Soldier Pharmacy College, Jalandhar, and Swift Institute of Pharmacy, Rajpura.