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Bihar govt to re-open three engineering colleges,set up two more

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Patna, Jun 21 (UNI) In an effort to open up more avenues of higher studies for meritorious students in the state and prevent their exodus to other states, the Bihar government has decided to re-open three closed engineering colleges and set up two new ones 'soon'.

Announcing the state cabinet decision in this regard official sources here today said the Jagannath Mishra Institute of Technology in Darbhanga,The Indian College of Engineeringin Motihari and the Magadh Engineering College in Gaya which remained closed for sometime now for some reason or the other would soon be re-opend before handing them over to private parties for their smooth running in future with all modern facilities and reputed faculty members.

Following several rounds of talks with a number of reputed institutions the government had now zeroed in on IDFC,IFCL and the EDCIL who were ready to take over the responsibility of running all the three engineering colleges hassle-free under a new private initiuative, the sources said.

These apart the cabinet had decided to open two more new engineering colleges at Madhepura and Chandi in Nalanda district before the end end, also under prativate participation to open up a new window of opportunity to hundreds of aspiring engineers from Bihar from the next academic session itself.

With the running of altogether seven well equipped engineering collges in Bihar within the next few months,from the present of only two including the one in Patna,the annual exodus of hundrends of meritorious students could also be largely prevented,the sources hoped.

Moreover,the government had planned to develop a state polytechnique at Gulzarabagh here ensuring the provision of best of education in the country,the sources informed.

UNI

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