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BECDU Submitted Formal Request to MHRD - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 13:57

Vice Chancellor, Dr. A J SenGupta forwarded formal request to upgrade BECDU to an IIT/Institute of National Importance to the Ministry of Human Resources Department, Govt of India. The draft was prepared by Dr. Santanu Karmakar with the help of several distinguished alumni in India and Abroad.  A copy was sent to Dr. S. K. Joshi on April 6, 2004. Please read Times of India report on the initiative. [Details, PDF, 500KB(Approx)]

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Comments by Readers
Comments by Subha S Ghosh from United States on Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 11:51 - IP Logged
This system of accreditation must be a new thing in India. It will be interesting to know which other schools got the ideal accreditation from the so-called Board so BE College can try to emulate their systems. Looks like this accreditation business will be pretty critical in decisions regarding funds allocation, status evaluation, etc. in the future at least as far as BE college is concerned. Let's give it its due importance and act according to the findings/recommendations in the report.
Comments by Pradip Sarkar from India on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 07:12 - IP Logged
It feels great to know that things are moving well. But I have read a disappointing article in THE TIMES OF INDIA on APRIL 08, 2004. I am just copying some part of the article below for everybody to look. I fear this fact may affect the up-gradation process. Personally I think the college authority is not enough serious in some matters. I hope our college will finally overcome all the difficulties to make an IIT status.
BE College had applied to the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for accreditation of seven undergraduate engineering programmes and eight postgraduate courses. NBA has said in its report (sent to BE College on Monday) that four of the PG departments — the coveted electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering and applied mechanics — are not being given accreditation at all, and none of the remaining 11 are being given the ideal five years’ accreditation. The 11 departments have to reapply after three years. The four departments that have failed the test will not be allowed to apply for two more years.
While the college scored well with the quality of its faculty and performance of students, it lost heavily on placements and syllabus and other key parameters like library and internet facilities,, condition of hostels, laboratories and canteen. The fact that the syllabus is archaic and hadn’t been revised in a long time has been repeatedly pointed out.

 

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