New courses in technical education launched by UP government
New courses in technical education have been launched by the UP government for promoting self-employment. The state government issued ‘No Objection Certificate’ to 266 technical education institutes for starting diploma and graduate degree courses in Pharmacy. The government also granted permission for opening of 50 new Pharmacy colleges in the state.
The government is also in the process of developing new courses in Mining Engineering, Textile Engineering and Energy Conservation.
The Mining Engineering course will commence from the 2019-20 academic session at Jhansi Polytechnic.
Presently, UP Technical Education department runs three technical universities, 14 engineering colleges, 136 polytechnic and 19 private polytechnics. Besides, four new government engineering colleges and 38 polytechnics are under various stages of construction.
Technical Education minister Ashutosh Tandon said in Lucknow on Monday that keeping in view the requirement of rapid technological changes in the industry, six new diploma engineering courses were being developed on the model of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).
The NSQF is a competence-based framework that organizes all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude, implemented by Union ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Tandon said that training and placement officers have been appointed in all state-run polytechnics for getting diploma holders jobs. He said that in 10 government polytechnics, Regional Placement Cells have been established and a Central Placement Cell has been established in Lucknow.
The objective of Placement Cell is to impart training in soft skill, entrepreneurship and personality development for their placement. So far 12,416 students have got placements through `Rozgar Mela’ and campus interviews at Lucknow, NOIDA and Gorakhpur,” he said.
For regulating fees charged by private engineering colleges, the state government has fixed the fee under `UP Private Engineering Colleges (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Rules, 2015.
The minister said that for improving academic quality in polytechnics, the semester system of examination has been introduced. He said that earlier holding annual examination and declaring results used to be a challenging task and results were delayed.
“This year, results were declared in a record 45 days. For the first time in the history of technical education in UP, a joint convocation of government and private polytechnics was organized at Allahabad in October 2017, where diplomas were given to 45,000 students,” Tandon said.
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