Rourkela: M-Tech courses in five engineering streams have been launched in Biju Pattnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela from the current academic session. Admission process in to these courses have already commenced and according to BPUT sources, as many as sixty six students have already enrolled at BPUT through Joint Entrance examination (JEE) and the classes of these courses are scheduled to start from second week of August.
Significantly, introducing M Tech courses at least in five engineering streams at BPUT since its establishment in 2002, was on top of its agenda. The introduction of these courses had got delayed due to one reason or the other. BPUT, which had been functioning from a temporary building at Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering (UGIE) campus at Rourkela, had shifted to its own building at Chhend Rourkela in June 2013. The main administrative block of the BPUT however was officially inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik on 9th July, during his one day visit to the city. Following shifting of its campus to its own building, BPUT did not want to waste any further time and finally launched its much awaited M Tech courses. BPUT after shifting to its own campus had also announced a fixed academic calendar with detail schedule of classes, examination and result publication etc., besides publishing the final semester result in a record time of one month.
Sources said, the five M Tech courses introduced by BPUT are on – Power system engineering, Machine designing, Computer science engineering, Very Large Scale Integration and embedded system and biotechnology and each subjects have as many as eighteen seats in the university. No one has taken admission into the M Tech in Biotechnology course so far where as 66 students have been admitted in other four streams, sources said. As the admission process is continuing the remaining seats are expected to be filled up shortly.
“The university is fully prepared to start the classes of these M Tech courses from second week of August,” said Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Registrar of BPUT. “Once these courses are streamlined, we will be considering to open master degree courses in some more streams as well,” Nayak said.