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Rajasthan government to set up new engineering institute in Jaipur’s Jhalana

The autonomous institute will focus on providing employment-oriented courses.

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January 8, 2023, 8:13 pm

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JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government is going to spend Rs 100 crore on setting up an engineering Institute that will focus on providing employment-oriented courses. The institute will be autonomous and will not be associated with any existing technical university. 

This institute will offer undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. degrees. The bill for the institution has been prepared. The government is planning to table the bill in the assembly on January 23. Currently, there are two technical universities in Rajasthan – one in Kota and the other in Bikaner. The new institution will not be affiliated with either of these universities. 

The draft of the bill has been prepared by a committee headed by Professor Sudheer Kumar director of BITS Pilani and Shiv Prakash – IISC, Bengaluru professor. 

A piece of land has already been earmarked for setting up the institution in Jhalana. The appointment of the chairman, director, registrar and other officials of the institute will be according to the bill.

 A senior official said that the recruitment of educational and other posts will be according to the rules specified in the act. The recruitment will be on the basis of eligibility and examination.

“This will be a different kind of institution. the focus would be on creating courses that are employment oriented. Certificate, diploma and degree courses will be offered at the institution. bill of the institution will be tabled in the state assembly during the upcoming assembly session.

First published: January 8, 2023