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Engineering Students in deep Quandary

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18.01.2019

In 2012 academic session, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir had given a nod for Government Polytechnic Engineering Colleges in every district of Jammu and Kashmir, to run Diploma Engineering Programmes. Some state and autonomous Universities and Private Engineering Colleges in state are also running Diploma Engineering Programmes. It is significant. However, there is always scope for improvement in professional disciplines. I would like to bring following points to the notice of Hon’ble Chancellor of the varsities.

As the building and proper laboratory infrastructure was not put in place, but the concerned authorities have given a nod for running the Diploma Engineering Programmes in every district, for which Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) was the competitive authority for conducting the entrance examination. After conducting the entrance examination, the BOPEE has filled up 180 seats for every district, except for Government Polytechnic College Pulwama, which was handed over to Islamic University of Science and Technology, to run the college under their norms.

For every district three engineering branches were allotted. But irony is that, most of these Polytechnic Engineering Colleges are running in rented accommodations. If somewhere a government land was available, CGI Sheds were put in place to run the daily class work. From past six years, none of the Engineering branch was upgraded and no another Engineering branch was allotted to these Polytechnic Engineering Colleges. Where Civil Engineering branch was given, still now Computer Science branch was not allotted. Where Electrical Engineering branch was given, Civil Engineering branch was not allotted. Where Food Technology branch was given, Electrical Engineering branch was not allotted and contractual based staff had been deputed in all Polytechnic Engineering Colleges.

Sir, your Hon’ble Excellency knows it better that,after completing Engineering Diploma the candidates want to join Bachelor of Engineering Programme through Lateral Entry Mode (LEET) in which Diploma Engineering candidates are directly admitted in 3rd semester of Bachelor of Engineering Program. But the intake capacity of seats for every Engineering College and University in J&K is 3 seats per branch for lateral Entry Mode. However, Thousands of Diploma Engineering candidates appear annually in (B-Tech LEET) entrance examination, for which every candidate is paying INR 1000 for only appearing in........

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