Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) must stay at Sundergarh district

November 13, 2009 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

  • Various eminent persons of Odisha and NROs earlier advocated having a temporary campus of CU, Koraput  at BBSR. Such advices and approaches are creating divisiveness and dangerous for Odisha and India. They can see clearly the consequences of having a temporary campus of a proposed Institution at BBSR. For the creation of a good Institute there are needs of various things viz. some dedicated educationalists, some time and funds. For making a good Institute we do not need to have a campus of the proposed Institute at the capital area.
  • The BPUT must stay at Rourkela of Sundergarh district. BPUT Rourkela, VSSUT Burla, and NIT Rourkela should spread their tentacles in the western Odisha and other backward districts of Odisha as they lacks of higher educational Institutions. This approach is very much needed for the  sustainable growth of Odisha. Therefore, BPUT must stay at Sundergarh district.


Following is a report from the pioneer:

In a Press brief here, the Rourkela Vikash Manch (RVM) convener Suresh Pradhan condemned the move of the engineering students who were demanding shifting of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) to Bhubaneswar.

Pradhan alleged that it is a State-sponsored agitation and the innocent students are being used as scapegoats. He said that for years together it has been urged to run the full-fledged office of the BPUT at Rourkela but due to the conspiracy of the top-brass of the BPUT, owners of some engineering colleges based in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, politicians and bureaucrats it has not been executed till now. Even due to their conspiracy, the construction work of the University building is delayed for years together.

It may be mentioned here that after the enactment of an Act in Orissa Assembly in June 2002, the BPUT was established with its headquarters at Rourkela.

Accordingly, the then President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had laid the foundation stone of the University building at Rourkela in the presence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the then Governor of Odisha. The university office started running in a makeshift building of UGIE, Rourkela. But unfortunately none of the top brass is sitting over here which is raising eyebrows from all quarters. Apprehending conspiracy to shift it to Bhubaneswar permanently, protests and agitations have been witnessed here on many occasions.

When the Vice-Chancellor of the university comes to Rourkela by chance, in order to avoid public resentment he assures beforehand that very soon all the officers of BPUT would be sitting here and holding their offices. Not only this, the treasury bench leaders of Rourkela instead of taking stringent steps to bring all the top brass of the University to run their offices here just prefer to assure the innocent public of Rourkela not to be apprehensive as everything will be alright very soon.

Enough is enough. So, without making further delay the Government should ask the top brass of the University to continue their offices at Rourkela at the earliest and steps should be taken for early completion of the construction work otherwise the Rourkelites will be compelled to come to the street to protest against the apathetic attitude of the State Government to Rourkela.


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