Bengal College of Polytechnic will provide aspirants with three-year full time diploma courses in technical education, says christopher gonsalves
Bengal College of Engineering and Technology recently announced it would launch a new initiative – Bengal College of Polytechnic — from the present academic session. Being an institution in Durgapur, it has already applied for university status in West Bengal.
Launching the new polytechnic college is a part of the SKS group of institution&’s major plan to diversify in the field of education, particularly in engineering, management, pharmacy, biotechnology, scientific research and innovation. So far, Rs 100 crore has been invested in creating educational infrastructure and human resources with two top-notch schools.
There are plans to expand the research and development laboratory where students have completed nationally acclaimed projects and will continue their work in areas like robotics, cloud computing applications, low-cost computers, biotechnology, new concept solar cells, extracting bio-ethanol from water hyacinth and waste potatoes, utlising waste greenhouse gases in Durgapur to produce algae bio-mass and subsequently biodiesel and bio-fertiliser, solid waste management and developing rapid diagnosis tests for enteric infectious diseases that occur because of micro-organisms for effective therapy and disease management.
Bengal College of Polytechnic will provide full-time, three-year diploma courses. The college&’s main aim will be to accord technical education to diploma students. They will get to understand how theory and practice can enable them to make informed decisions about their future. The courses will focus on excellence, discipline, value-added education, mastering skills and promoting techno-entrepreneurship.
The college will offer diploma courses in mechanical sngineering, civil engineering, automobile engineering, electrical rngineering and telecom engineering. In addition to offering industrial training to aspirants, the college also has hostel facilities, a canteen, games and sports activities and computer training.
Under the new outcome-based system of accreditation under the Washington Accord, the BCET is the only college in eastern India to achieve National Board of Accreditation recognition for four of its courses. Hopefully this will inspire other colleges to try for an NBA accreditation so that they can impart better quality technical education. The SKS group of institutions has successfully organised many medical camps, activities with physically challenged children, blood donation camps and village-level social activities in Mathura and Durgapur.
The SKS Educational and Social Trust is a parent body under which the BCP has become the latest addition to the group&’s portfolio. Apart from BCP and BCET, the other institutions are the Durgapur Institute of Management and Science, Bengal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research and Bengal College of Engineering and Technology for Women.
The group also plans to expand their entrepreneurship development cell since it has won entrepreneurship activities at the national level thrice and has twice been runners-up.