IET soon to be constituent college of UPTU

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Lucknow, May 10 (UNI) Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the premier technology institution of the state, has been made a constituent college of Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) on the lines of Kota Engineering College, Rajasthan.

A decision to this effect was taken today at the meeting of state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati.

After this, the institute in addition to normal financial sanction from the state governmment would also get funds as per the norms of University Grants Comission (UGC), an official spokesperson said.

The Cabinet also approved the inclusion of Lucknow College of Architecture as faculty of UPTU. The service conditions of the employees, however, would remain the same or as per the choices given to them, he said.

In another significant decision, the UP government has decided to include English language as introductory subject in Basic Education Council controlled government primary schools according to the syllabus of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The study of Hindi would be continued as before, he said.

It has been done in order to customise the children to the English language, he added.


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