Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi, awaits AICTE approval
BHAWANIPATNA: The Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi, does not have the approval of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Recently, students submitted a 10-point character demands to commissioner-cum-secretary, employment & technical education & training department Dr Chandra Shekhar Kumar, who was visiting the college.
Students also complained that the college does not have a hostel building though four years have passed since establishment of the college. As a result, all 972 students are forced to stay at another place in Bhawanipatna. Every year, 240 students take admission in the college.
Besides, the college is functioning without a laboratory and the library does not have sufficient number of books. The students also wanted internet facility on the college campus. Lack of proper transport facilities to and from the college is another problem the students have to deal with on a regular basis. At present, all the students have to manage with only four buses.
The commissioner discussed various problems with college staff and Kalahandi collector Bijoy Ketan Upadhyay. He assured the students that the problems would be solved soon. “Within 3 to 4 months, the hostel building would be completed. Initially, two floors will be built. Sufficient books will be available in the library and laboratory classes would start soon. The internet and transportation facilities would also be provided to students within a month,” Kumar said.
Later, Kumar told mediapersons that the institute is a government college and AICTE approval is not required, but it would be given soon.