Hamirpur, April 08
The Himachal Pradesh technical University (HPTU) had grabbed first rank in Technical education Qualty Improvement Programme (TEQIP) implementation in the country. Significantly, TEQIP was World Bank sponsored programme that funded technical minstitutions in the country for improvement of technical education. The HPTU had received over Rs. 16 Crore under this project and grabbed the first rank the country amongst affiliating technical universities. While the second rank was grabbed by Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad Technical University Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
Prof. SP Bansal Vice Chancellor of HPTU said that world bank had adopted HPTU in 2017 and had extended financial assistance for the improvement of technical education. He said that the world bank team conducted a survey in March this year in the country in all the institutions that was covered under the project. He said that the ranking was awarded on 66 parameters and the university had topped in 53 parameters while was second on 12 parameters. He said that the university had not only built state of art technical facilities for the students in the campus but also encouraged its affiliated colleges for improvement of technical education. He said that the project was executed by expert technical team that included Prof. Kulbhushan Chandel dean academics and Prof. Dhirender Sharma Dean Engineering who ensured that the guidelines of world bank were strictly adhered and implemented.
Prof. SP Bansal said that HPTU would start courses on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Computing and Skill and Vocational trainings. He said that improvement in ranking would not only make university a prestigious institution but students of the university would be preferred by the industry too.
Anupam Thakur registrar, Rajinder Guleria Dean student welfare Uttam Patial finance officer of the university were also present
Hamirpur, April 08