The stage is set for a unique experiment in UP's engineering college: Evening classes. The evening experiment would initially be tried out in 20 engineering and management colleges in Lucknow, Kanpur, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar and Meerut.
With this, there would be an additional 14,000 additional B Tech seats over and above the 1,04 lakh existing B Tech seats in over 500 colleges across UP.
The GBTU has received the nod from the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) for the purpose and now is all set to hold counseling for candidates wishing to study engineering, management, pharmacy and M Tech studies in the evening. The counseling would be held from September 3 to 7 through which admission would be offered for B Tech, M Tech, B Pharma and MBA courses.
Though the GBTU initially had some reservations about implementing the evening-class concept, however after the state government firmly told the university to go ahead with the exercise in the interest of the students, the university agreed. Colleges that would offer evening B Tech include Azad Engineering College, Lucknow, PSIT and KIT in Kanpur, Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida, HR Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad, Bhagwant Institute of Technology, Muzaffarnagar, BBD College of Ghaziabad, Hi Tech Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad, Shambhunath Institute of Technology Allahabad. Colleges offering evening M Tech course are IEC Greater Noida and Azad Engineering College, Lucknow. The HR Institute of Technology Ghaziabad would also be offering B Pharma course in the evening shift. Besides, several colleges would also offer MBA course in the evening. The evening timings are yet to be decided.