Karnataka

Govt. engg. college near Hassan to function from this year

Institution was announced in last year’s State budget

The government engineering college, announced in last year’s State budget, will start functioning at Mosale Hosahalli in Hassan taluk, in the current academic year. The college which has no building of its own has got clearance from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to operate from an ITI college in the village temporarily.

The students appearing for CET counselling can opt for the college, which will be offering B.E. in five branches - Civil Engineering; Mechanical; Computer Science; Electronics and Communication; and Electronics and Electrical. T. Rangaswamy, who was a senior faculty at the Government Engineering College at Hassan, has been appointed principal of the college.

“We have made all arrangements required to conduct the classes for students of the first year. Meanwhile, construction of the building at the land allotted for the college has also begun”, he told The Hindu.

The idea to have the college at the village attracted criticism from some quarters in Hassan as there was already another government engineering college at Hassan, about 15 km from Mosale Hosahalli.

However, the government went ahead with the plan and allocated ₹ 58 crore for the building. As much as 15 acres of land has already made available for the college.

A team of experts from AICTE visited the college on March 12 and the institute received the approval letter on May 11, said the principal.

Given the workload, the college needs at least 14 teaching staff. The Department of Higher Education is contemplating deputing faculty from the government colleges located at Hassan, K.R.Pet (Mandya), and Ramanagaram and a couple of other colleges for a period of one year. “The recruitment of permanent faculty would begin after the election process is over”, the principal said. The equipment for the laboratory have been provided and they have been kept in the ITI college.

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