New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to open its new engineering college in July this year with 50 seats, which will be increased later, a varsity official said on Saturday.
Dismissing the news of no allocation of funds for the centre, the official said a total of Rs 180 crore has been allocated to the university for two new schools, the other being School of Management and Entrepreneurship.
“We have been provisioned an allocation of 180 crore for the two schools. A total of Rs 23 crore has already been released for the one meant for engineering, ” the official speaking on n the condition of anonymity, told IANS.
The engineering college will start with three courses initially in five year dual degree programme, for B. Tech and M. Tech/M. Sc.
A news report published early this month, had claimed that the varsity has not been allocated any funds for the engineering school despite its announcement. It had cited an RTI reply from the University Grants Commission which did not mention any such grant.
However, the date mentioned on the reply letter as posted on the publishing website, was of last year.
The details for School of Management and Entrepreneurship are yet to be finalised and it won’t start till next year, the official added.