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Posted on: July 7, 2008

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-- Dr.P.R.Prasad, retired Prof & Head, Dept of Met Engg, BIT Sindri (Presently settled in Patna)

BIT Sindri is best performer in India
Pradyuman Choubey
Hindustan Times, Patna
July 7, 2008


Dhanbad, July6: Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT) Sindri improved its national ranking by 45 positions in the recent survey conducted by a national level periodical. And now adding another feather in its cap just within a month's time, the institute's performance was adjudged better than the national average of engineering colleges.

The achievement came to the light during the two-day review meeting of the World Bank (WB) sponsored Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP), held at New Delhi on July 4-5. The institute scored 7.4 points while the national average stood at 6.6.

Representatives of different technical institutes of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh joined participants from the National Projects Implementation Units (NPIU), World Bank (WB), ministry of human resource development (MHRD) and representative state governments taking part in the meeting.

While praising the average training achieved by the institute, the reviewers expressed concern over the pending autonomy of the institute to Jharkhand government representatives and directed them to furnish a progress report before September 30. Notably, autonomy is crucial criterion for allotting the second phase of TEQIP to the institute.

Recommending greater financial powers to the institute with respect to spending of the annual allotment, the World bank representatives suggested the government to provide allotment in the form of block grant. This grant would allow the institute to spend the money allotted under a particular head for other purposes too.

Significantly, the money allotted under a particular head used to lapse due to non-existence of the provision for transferring the same to another account and thereby allowing spending the same.

The performance of the two polytechnic institutes of Jharkhand covered under the plan, that included Dumka and Ranchi Polytechnics, however, was adjudged below average due to the non-accreditation of the various courses run in the institute.