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WB selects seven technical institutes

india Updated: Oct 20, 2006 13:07 IST

SEVEN TECHNICAL institutes of the State have been selected under World Bank’s quality education improvement programme. The Rs 50.44-crore project will continue till 2008.

Five autonomous engineering colleges and two polytechnic colleges are included under the project for ensuring academic excellence.

University’s Institute of Technology(UIT) Bhopal; Shri Gobindram Sakseria institute of Technology and Science( SGSITS) Indore and engineering colleges of Jabalpur, Rewa and Ujjain have been selected in the first phase of the project
The project also provides for use of institutional sources to enhance quality and assistance in economic development through technical knowledge to communities and industries.

A language laboratory will be established in the selected colleges as part of the programme to help students exchange technical knowledge.

A step is being taken to bring the institutes under ISO 9001-2000 certification. All the seven colleges will be provided equipment, furnitures, books, learning resources and software.

Teachers are also being encouraged for training and research under this programme and community development is one of the important aspect of the programme.