HRD minister announces additional 200,000 engineering seats

December 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report from the http://economictimes.indiatimes.com:

NEW DELHI: In a pleasant surprise for students, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday announced an increase of almost 200,000 seats in engineering courses in India.

As part of reforms in All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE )) norms, the minister also announced additional 80,000 seats in management and 2,200 seats in architecture courses.

The norms for land requirement for engineering colleges were also liberalised, with Sibal saying that lesser space will be needed for establishing technical institutes.

While an engineering college in rural India will need 10 acres of land, just 2.5 acres of land will be needed in urban areas.

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Entry filed under: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Higher Education Zone, India.

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