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Cabinet approval for Bengal engineering varsity takeover - First IIEST in Bengal

Discussion in 'World Economy' started by abirbec04, Oct 21, 2010.

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  1. abirbec04

    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the takeover of the Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) at Shibpur in West Bengal for converting it into an Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST). The second oldest engineering institution in India (formed in 1856) has got the much needed approval after being shortlisted for new IIT status back in 2005 - later the plan was revoked due to the quagmire of having two IITs in Bengal, the other being IIT Kharagpur. IIEST was the next logical step.

    The five-year project will be set up at a cost Rs.592.20 crore (Rs.300.30 crore as non-recurring cost towards capital expenditure and Rs.291.90 crore as recurring expenditure).

    The BESU will be turned into the IIEST by amending the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) Act, with the inclusion of special clauses, reflecting its exclusive character. The IIEST will be an ‘institute of national importance' covered under the NIT Act and its organisational and governing structure will be on the lines of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs).

    The new IIEST will integrate undergraduate and postgraduate education and research in engineering and science under the same umbrella. It promises to be an institution of international standards and to produce quality manpower for the strategic sector of the country, research laboratories and quality teachers for engineering and science institutions.

    The Centre constituted an expert committee in 2005 to evaluate and suggest a plan of action for upgrading seven institutes, including the BESU, which had earlier been identified by the S.K. Joshi Committee. The expert committee had recommended the establishment of a new system of IIESTs as institutes of national importance through an Act of Parliament. The committee also recommended upgrading five institutes, including the BESU, to IIESTs. Admissions to the IIEST will be through the All-India Engineering Entrance Examination.

    The Hindu : News / National : Cabinet approval for Bengal engineering varsity takeover

    http://www.expressindia.com/latest-...tory-mirrors-changing-bengal-politics/698354/
     
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  2. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    what will be the benefits?? Any engg guy here??
     
  3. abirbec04

    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Benefits: Plenty -

    1. Instead of going for a completely new IIT, they will upgrade premier institutes like BESU to IIEST status and then further down the line transform it into IITs. Saving of money and manpower and what not, plus all of the 5 institutes short-listed has already a good reputation internationally and BESU is the second oldest engg. college in India, started by the British way back in 1856.

    2. These IIESTs would be completely research oriented. If someone wants to get a engg. degree then a management degree and get a job, he would rather be encouraged to try his luck somewhere else.

    3. 50 percent seats to be reserved for Bengal and the rest through all India exams.

    4. All of the 5 institues short-listed has the potential to become a leader in research and that is the goal. It was politics which was preventing their transition for a long time, now its time to move forward.

    5. We need more of these institutes, one will not do.
     
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    this is all good. bengal needs rapid changes to catch up to the more developed regions in teh country.
     
  5. Desi Jatt

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    sounds really good. Bengal already has IIT and now IIEST will further boost the higher levl eductaion, inspiring young scholars.
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    hmm However a new IIT or a new IIET would have resulted in more seats??
     
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    As per the report the scaled increase of intake would take the total admissions to 5000, up from 3000 right now. If 50 percent is for Bengal, the rest 2500 would be for all India candidates. Fair amount I think.

    But we need more of these. 1 or 5 will not do.
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Bhaiya aapko kitne chahiye? :wink:
     
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    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Mujhe kuch nahi chahiye ......... pappu already pass ho chuka hai aur abhi US mein hai ....... yeh tumlogon ke liye hai ......... :lol:
     
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    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    tum logo me mai nahi aata kyuki is pappu ka door door tak science se koi nata nahi hai :lol: :lol:
     
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    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Then for teenagers like Geoffrey and others who are preparing for IITs. Nice info for them I guess. :lol:
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Why don't they do that in the south of the country , to e specific Bangalore............
    It needs and IIt baddly it only has an IIM and IISC
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    It would be nicer without the 50% reservation for Bengali's even better if it was in Bangalore...........
     
  14. Naren1987

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    Bongs, we demand another Jagdish Chandra Bose
     
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