Bhubaneswar: Utkal University is all set to open an engineering college inside its Vani Vihar Premises. The first batch of students is to be enrolled for next educational year 2013-14.

To start with there will be only 5 departments and each department will enroll 30 students. The name of the proposed college will be “University College of Engineering and Technology” and it will be a residential college. The syndicate meeting has approved the above decisions, said Chief Secretary, Debendranath Jena.

Moreover, the course fee and the syllabus will be finalized as per the guidelines of AICTE. Prior to the admission, an entrance test will be conducted. The university is scheduled to conduct entrance examination in the last week of April or the first week of May next year. Counseling and Admission is supposed to be held in the month of July next year.

It is worth mentioning that, the UGC and State Government have promised to give financial help to this Engineering College. Separate hostels for boys and girls will be constructed soon.

Source: 360NS