Ganderbal, Kathua Engineering Colleges to start function from this year: Altaf Bukhari
Jammu, May 05: The government has decided to start courses in two new government engineering colleges coming up in Ganderbal district of Kashmir and Kathua district of Jammu division from this year.
The announcement was made today by the Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari here at a gala event organized by Government College for Engineering and Technology (GCET) to celebrate its annual day. Altaf Bukhari was Chief Guest at the Annual day function of the prestigious Engineering institute of the state.
Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi was guest of honour at the function which witnessed scintillating performances by young Engineering students featuring a mix of modern and folk music and dance.
“We are in process of starting two colleges one at Safapura in Ganderbal, Kashmir and another in Kathua of Jammu division and start the courses in these new professional institutions from this year” the Minister announced. He said the decision in this regard has been finalized.
“Two days back, me and my colleague and a team of education department held a meeting with officials of Ministry of Human Resource Development and it was decided to start the courses in these colleges from this year” Altaf Bukhari informed further.
Meanwhile on the demand of the GCET management, the Minister also announced an auditorium, college canteen and permanent warden post for the Engineering College. He congratulated the management, students, parents and the college principal for achieving extra ordinary performance in academic and co-curricular activities and getting placement for the pass outs in leading business organizations. He reiterated the government’s resolve to take the education sector in the state to new heights adding Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is keen to see state becoming a hub of education.
Minister of state for Education, Priya Sethi listed the steps taken by the government to rejuvenate education sector. She said transparency, accountability have been made benchmark for working of all public institutions and services. She also hailed the performance of the students and congratulated the toppers of different batches. She also advised the young engineers to give their best to society and country, describing them as true nation builders.
The college also brought out an e-magazine on the occasion and felicitated the students who achieved excellence in academics, sports and other co-curricular activities.
So far nineteen batches have passed out from GCET, while four batches are presently pursuing courses in different streams.
The function witnessed series of performances which enthralled the jam packed audience. The main attraction of the cultural fest was singing performance by of GCET Hostel warden, Er Dubey who left the audience spellbound with his melodious voice. (KNS)