NOIDA- 10 new M.Tech courses are going to start in 2019-20 academic session in five engineering colleges in Bihar. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has granted the provisional permission to the state science and technology department to start the course against 18 to 30 seats for each programme.
Last year, a proposal for the accreditation of 10 M.Tech courses (Mechanical & Civil) was sent by the Department to ICT and National Board of Accreditation. According to this proposal, the department was seeking to run these courses in Motihari College of Engineering, Loknayak Jaiprakash Institute of Technology (Chhapra), Nalanda College of Engineering, and Bhagalpur College of Engineering.
The director of State Science and Technology, Atul Sinha announced on Thursday that ICT has given special permission to start the new M.Tech courses from 2019. He also stated “The department has submitted the self-appraisal reports of each college to the ICT. The provisional accreditation was given by ICT on the basis of SAR report for this year. The report includes detailed information about each institute, such as the number of students and teachers, infrastructure and development, the important research and projects the departments have carried out in the recent past, a detailed report about the funds received and utilization of the same”.
He further added “Members of the NBA expert committee would visit the engineering colleges in coming months for the assessment. Since the engineering colleges have got the permission to start the M.Tech courses, the department has instructed the institutes to pull up their socks and upgrade infrastructure and research facilities.”
The National Board of Accreditation was established in 1994 by the All India Council of Technical Education for regular assessment of technical institutes and programmes according to the standards and criteria advised by the council. NBA gave accreditation to Muzaffarpur Institute of technology to start two new M.Tech courses last year.