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Bihar to become hub of professional education: Nitish

Motihari/Darbhanga: Bihar would soon become a hub of professional education with the opening of a number of technical and medical colleges institutes, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday.

The State Government was opening new engineering and medical colleges to prevent students from having to go to other States for pursuing professional education and also to attract students to the State, Mr. Kumar said after inaugurating two engineering colleges in Motihari and Darbhanga districts in north Bihar.

Three more engineering colleges would be opened at Begusarai, Madhepura and Sitamarhi, he said at the inauguration of the Motihari Engineering College, which was lying closed since January 1991, and Darbhanga Engineering College (DEC). DEC, would have 180 seats for electrical, mechanical and computer streams, Mr. Kumar said.

The four new engineering colleges would together have 780 seats, he said.

The State Government has also asked the Medical Council of India to give its nod for setting up five more medical colleges and grant permission to start post graduate courses in existing medical colleges besides increasing the number of seats, Mr. Kumar said.

The government has also identified 500 acre for setting up the Indian Institute of Technology at Bihta adjacent to the State Capital, he said.

Favouring a university in Mahatma Gandhi’s name at Motihari in East Champaran district, Mr. Kumar said he had directed identification of 1000 acre for it. -- PTI

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