JNTU to develop Model College in each district

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Kakinada, Sep 23 (UNI) The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) here is planning to develop one engineering college in each of the eight districts under its jurisdiction as a 'model institution.' Talking to mediapersons here today, its first Vice-Chancellor Allama Apparao, said the entire idea was to impart quality technical education, benefitting the last person in the least graded college.

To a question on the pathetic condition of several engineering colleges and the sudden inspection of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in some of the colleges yesterday, he said the old and well-established colleges should act as 'mentor institutes' by providing the necessary guidance to the new colleges.

Admitting that some of the new colleges might be lagging behind in providing facilities such as laboratories and faculty, Prof Apparao said ''Everything cannot be achieved overnight. Laboratories can be purchased but not the faculty. It requires a lot of time for providing good faculty. We shall make efforts to shape the available faculty members as the best by imparting them orientation training and deploying them to IITs.'' Every effort would be made to provide quality technical education, utilising the technical advancements such as e-learning and digital studios, he said adding he would be visiting the affiliate colleges and set right the situation.

Later, addressing the principals of the 152-affiliated colleges the Vice-Chancellor advised them to improve facilities in their institutions to provide quality engineering education.

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