The wait for an extension centre of the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, will finally get over. The centre is all set to open doors for students in the 2009-10 academic sessions.
Vice-chancellor of BIT, Mesra, P.K. Barhai and deputy secretary of Jharkhand science and technology department M.P. Singh today signed a MoU in this regard. Principal Secretary of science and technology department R.S. Sharma and director (technical education) Arun Kumar was also present on the occasion.
To start with, the extension centre would offer only two courses — Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) — and the classes will be held at Government Polytechnic, Dumka.
The state will give Rs 23.76 crore to BIT authorities and an area of 25 acres to set up the centre in next two years. Administrative buildings, students' hostel, staff quarters would also come up there.
"The 25-acre land has been identified in Dumka town but it is yet to be transferred to BIT. We will ask the concerned deputy commissioner to expedite things," said Kumar.
Barhai said that they would offer 60 seats each in BBA and BCA courses.
"The vacancies would be for students of the state only. An entrance test would be conducted for admission. We will offer postgraduate courses once we have our infrastructure," he said.
Telegraph / May 28, 2009