Opening a private engineering college in Orissa
- Disclaimer: This list was made on
August 20, 2005 based on the information available then.
- Premise: Orissa has currently 41 engineering colleges,
as opposed to
236 colleges in AP, 254 in Tamil Nadu, 118 in Karnataka, and
155 in Maharastra.
- Start with assembling all the requirements for
as mentioned in this
- For obtaining land in Orissa contact
IDCO land rate
at various locations in Orissa is given here.
- Contact BPUT for affiliation paperwork.
- To obtain No objection certificate from the
Orissa government and to learn about their priorities, following
are some pointers:
- A suggested path for an NRI group (with some software engineers)
- Start with an MCA program (less investment needed,
the founders can teach some of the courses)
- Start M.Sc Biotech programs (no AICTE approval needed,
State govt anxious to promote it as not many
such programs in the state yet, and thus will help)
- In the next 2 years assemble the other necessary things to
go for an engineering college with programs in
Computer Science, Information Technology, Biomedical Engineering,
and Electronics and Communication Engineering.
- Down the road go for the Biotechnology program.
- Open 1-2 +2Sc schools, and Class I-X schools.
- Start making plans for a handover of the whole
college to a professional management body after 10-15 years.
(No passing the college on to a son, daughter or a
- Main bottleneck: There is a scarcity of qualified faculty.
This year (2005) AICTE reduced the number of seats in many
colleges because of this scarcity of faculty. So this is a
serious problem one should be aware of.
- Other bottlenecks: There may be problem with number
of qualified students who can afford the fees. Establishment of
I-XII schools helps build the pipeline for students. Availability of
bank loans makes the fees affordable.
- This site has been compiled by
Chitta Baral. For any suggestions,
pointers, corrections, ideas on what more to be added etc., please
send me an email: chitta-aat-gmail-dot-com.
- Acknowledgements: Google.