Bihar government gets approval from AICTE for 6 engineering colleges and 10 polytechnic institutes that will start offering courses from this academic session.
In a recent development, Bihar government gets confirmation from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for 6 government engineering colleges and 10 polytechnic institutes that will start functioning from the current academic session. Bihar Science and Technology minister, Jai Kumar Singh, confirmed this news.
The move was a part of Nitish Kumar led Grand Secular Alliance government’s 7 resolves (saat Nishay), wherein the government promised to start one polytechnic and one engineering college in all the districts of the state within the next five years. With this confirmation, the number of polytechnic and engineering colleges in the state will be 32 and 13 respectively.
The engineering colleges will offer courses in different streams including Civil, Mechanical, Computer science, Electrical, Electrical and Electronics. These colleges will start offering courses from this academic session (2016-17) and will be based in Madhepura, Sasaram, Sitamarhi, Katihar, Bakhtiarpur and Begusarai.
Like the engineering colleges, polytechnic colleges will also start classes from this academic session and will offer courses in Civil, Electronics, Mechanical, and Electrical engineering. The polytechnic institutes will be established in Munger, Tekari in Gaya, Sheikhpura, Samastipur, Banka, Jamui, Raghopur in Supaul, Gopalganj, Madhepura and Kaimur.
After the nod from the AICTE for 6 engineering and 10 Polytechnic colleges, the number of seats will go up from 1643 to 3002 in engineering colleges and from 6015 to 8416 in polytechnic colleges. However, this is not enough and the government has miles to go yet. The reason being, as per the population, Bihar should have 443 engineering colleges and 461 polytechnic colleges.