Punjab govt to accord status of state university to two engineering colleges
CHANDIGARH [Maha Media]: Punjab government on Friday decided to accord the status of state university to two engineering colleges located in Ferozepur and Gurdaspur and also approved ?45 crores to these institutes for the next three years.
A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The Bills by which the two colleges will get the status of state-level universities will be tabled in the ongoing budget session of the assembly, an official release said here. Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, Ferozepur and Beant College of Engineering and Technology, Gurdaspur, would be upgraded as Shaheed Bhagat Singh State University, Ferozepur and Sardar Beant Singh State University, Gurdaspur, respectively, it said.
The up-gradation of these engineering colleges as state universities would enable both these institutes to start multidisciplinary courses with its existing infrastructure, the release said. The Finance Department has approved a grant of ?45 crores initially for the next three years ( ?15 crore/year) for each of the two universities, which will be mentored by Indian Institute of Technology Ropar to attract students, it said.