Chandigarh, Nov 24 (UNI) Continuing its efforts to further improve standard of technical education in the state, Haryana government has decided to introduce pre-engineering course in the engineering colleges of the state keeping in view the severe shortage of science students at plus two level.
This course of pre-engineering will be equivalent to 10+2 level.
A decision to this effect was taken at the 23rd meeting of the state board for technical education which met under the chairmanship of Haryana technical education minister A C Chaudhary.
Mr Chaudhary said that the engineering colleges would provide dedicated infrastructure for this course. As many as 50 per cent students from rural areas would be admitted to this course and all the students living below poverty line would be provided free education.
He said that it had been decided to increase the seats in the polytechnics from 10,000 to 18,000 from the next academic session.
It was also decided to introduce new courses in accounts and audit, machotronics and aeronautics. He said that the board had also decided to launch informal skill development courses in a big way in all polytechnics.
Mr Chaudhary further said that all the polytechnics would have to work as production centres in consultation with industry. These would provide opportunity of real work experience to students and low cost job processing for industry.