AICTE Gives One More Engineering College to Chandigarh Periphery





All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has given approval to Aryans Group of Colleges yesterday to start an Engineering College from this academic session (2011-12). Aryans College of Engineering (ACE) has been allotted total 300 seats in Civil, Mechanical, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication and Electronics & electrical Engineering.

Dr.Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group said that “it took us 1 year to complete the process of land acquisition, Construction of building & creating other paraphernalia”.  He further said that around 10% seats have been reserved for economically weaker section of society which would be selected by Navjyoti India Foundation which is an NGO led by Dr.Kiran Bedi. These students would be funded for education by Aryans with the help of Corporates, NGOs & Banks.

Dr. Kataria added “Most of the engineering colleges in this region are focusing on placements & we are also not ignoring this but at the same time our major focus would be to produce Job Creators instead of Job seekers. With that intention, we have already established the 1st incubation centre of the region by PTU”.

Dr..D.P.Singh, Director, Aryans Group said that after the great success of existing colleges of Aryans, we decided to come up with an engineering project to impart Quality of education to the students. He further said that the main motivating factor to start an engineering college is the feedback of our existing students only.

It is to be mentioned that Aryans 20 acre campus is in Village Nepra/Thuha, between Banur & Rajpura, Chandigarh –Patiala highway, near Chandigarh. The Group is already running MBA colleges, BBA/BCA College and B.Ed College. The Group has recently been awarded the Best Upcoming B-School of North India by the renowned Magazine “Business and Management Chronicle”. Dr. Kiran Bedi (First Women IPS) awarded ABS as Best Upcoming B – School of North India in the Times Research Education Excellence Awards Ceremony 2010.ABS has also been ranked 48th among top Pvt. B Schools in India by Dainik Bhaskar.

It is to be mentioned that Out of 1062 colleges who applied for AICTE approval to start the colleges, only around 400 colleges were approved. India has around 1.3 million students enrolled in around 3,200 engineering colleges, and produces nearly 5, 00,000 engineers a year. With the Huge shortage of engineers in India, basically in Civil & Mechanical streams, the government is considering allowing engineering schools to admit more students in an attempt which will add around 200,000 seats in graduate courses and that seeks to address a growing shortage of engineers in the country.



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