Chandigarh, Oct 27 (UNI) The Haryana Technical Education Department will spend a sum of Rs 673 crore during the 11th five-year plan to promote the technical education in the state.
Stating this here Parliamentary Secretary Dillu Ram said yesterday that during the 10th five year plan, the approved outlay of technical education department was Rs 214 crore.
He said with a view to tackling the problem of unemployment, a major thrust was also being given to promote technical education in the state.
Mr Dillu Ram said special emphasis had been laid on Infromation Technology (IT) in the state and as many as 16,000 seats were available exclusively related to Information and Technology courses.
Computer engineering, he said, had been made compulsory subject for all diploma level courses and the teaching learning process was being done through computers.
He said the department was providing technical manpower in the field of engineering and technology, computer management, hotel management and pharmacy.
He said as many as 60 engineering colleges, 111 other professional colleges and 76 polytechnics offering degree in engineering, MBA, MCA, pharmacy and diploma level courses with a combined intake capacity of 51,848 in the state.