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New courses and labs in tech institutes

Technical education institutes in the Capital are hoping to capitalise on the decision of the Delhi government to increase funds for them by 20 per cent, from the existing Rs 407 crore to Rs 502 crore.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 13:20 IST

Technical education institutes in the Capital are hoping to capitalise on the decision of the Delhi government to increase funds for them by 20 per cent, from the existing Rs 407 crore to Rs 502 crore.

Among their priorities is modernisation of laboratories and introduction of new courses. Giving his views on the government's decision, PB Sharma, Principal, Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), said, “In technical education, Delhi should become the knowledge hub of the country.

In keeping with this view, we will stress on the modernisation of labs and introduction of new courses both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.” According to Dr Ranjit Singh, who heads the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT), “Globalisation is the need of the hour and Delhi must have world class institutes.

Depending on the funds, we will upgrade our facilities and introduce new courses like nanotechnology.” Said KK Aggarwal, vice-chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh IP University, “Technical equipment gets obsolete quickly because the rate of progress is faster. Hence upgradation is necessary. With more funds, we hope to have better infrastructure."

SMART BOX
Techno boost
• Funds increased from Rs 407 crore to Rs 502 crore
• New courses both at graduate and undergraduate level
• Areas of focus will be
bioinformatics, nanotechnology, medical engineering, software engineering, communication technology and food technology

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 12:13 IST