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August 27, 2009

Central Institute of Technology (CIT) to start B Tech course

KOKRAJHAR, Aug 27 – The Central Institute of Technology (CIT) is all set to launch B.Tech course from the last part of this year. At present, the institute is offering three years diploma courses in the six disciplines that could further pursue into engineering degrees.

The institute is set up in Kokrajhar by the Government of India, initially as a project and in principle approved by the Planning Commission. The genesis of this institute was the memorandum of settlement on BTC signed between the Assam Government, Union Government and the Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT) on February 10, 2003 in New Delhi, whereas the foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on December 19, 2006.

Meanwhile, construction works for the permanent campus of CIT are in full swing for which the institute has to run temporarily in the Gauhati University campus in Kokrajhar.

Students can pursue the diploma courses after their matriculation or class ten. It is worth mentioning that the institute offering diploma courses in the country is third of its kind next to the NERIST and SLIET, to offer diploma courses.

CIT offers diploma courses in six disciplines, Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Control and Instrumentation (CAI), Food Processing Technology (FPT), Animation and Multimedia (A and M) and in Construction Technology (CT) with an intake capacity of thirty each. The diploma eventually may help an entry into engineering degrees on resource and development, teaching, management and entrepreneurship aspects as well.

The institute follows certain criteria of reservation policy in the diploma courses for enrolment of students as laid down by Central Government – 60% from BTC (ST 60%, SC 5%, OBC 15%, and General 20%), 20% from North-East region excluding BTC, 17% from all India excluding NE region and 03% for physically handicapped irrespective of the region.

Registrar of CIT, Cheitali Brahma said that B. Tech course will be functional from this academic year, only it requires prior approval from the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Meanwhile, the teaching and non-teaching staff of CIT urged the Ministry of HRD to appoint a permanent principal and to fill-up the vacant post as early as possible for the smooth and efficient functioning of the institute. The institute is still running under a pro-term principal. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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