Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of Hydro Engineering College

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By Sarkaritel April 27, 2017 20:42

Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone of Hydro Engineering College


Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi today laid Foundation Stone of Hydro Engineering College, Bilaspur during a function held at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in the august presence of Acharya Devvrat, Governor, Himachal Pradesh, Shri Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.S. Bali, Minister of Transport, Food and Civil Supplies and Technical Education, Government of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal, Leader of Opposition, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Officials from Govt. of India and Himachal Pradesh and other dignitaries. Shri K.M. Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC, Shri Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC, Shri Balraj Joshi, Director (Technical), NHPC, Shri N.K. Jain, Director (Personnel), NHPC and other senior officials of NHPC and NTPC were also present on the occasion.

The Hydro Engineering College is being setup at a cost of   Rs. 146.00 Crores,  out of which Rs. 75 crores are being contributed by NHPC limited and NTPC as industry partners. The State Govt. has provided a piece of land measuring 62.06 Bighas (12.40 Acres) in MuhaI Bandla, Tehsil Sadar, Distt.  BiIaspur for establishment of this Engineering College. NHPC and NTPC  shall also consider releasing second tranche of upto Rs. 25 crores each, as per requirement, for running expenses of Engineering College.

The Hydro Engineering College will have a focus on hydropower with B.Tech. courses in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering with an intake capacity of 60 students in each course. The College shall be affiliated to the Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Post Graduate Programmes and Ph.D. programme shall also be offered at the end of 4th/6th year onwards through collaborative Research Programme and Sponsored Research Programme.

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By Sarkaritel April 27, 2017 20:42