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BESU - achieves status of IIEST

Kolkata, July 13:

West Bengal's premiere Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) at Shibpur in Howrah district has been given the status of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) by the Centre.

Announcing this at his Assembly chamber, Higher Education Minister Sudarshan Roy Chowdhury told reporters that altogether five leading institutions in the country had been elevated to this status with BESU on top of the list offering integrated engineering courses at the graduate and post-graduate level.

The other four institutes which were elevated to the status of IIEST were Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kerala, Andhra University College of Engineering and Osmania University College of Engineering and Technology in Andhra Pradesh and BHU Institute of Technology in Uttar Pradesh, Roy Chowdhury said.

The decision was taken on the recommendation of the Ananda Krishnan Committee, appointed by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

This would be effective only after legislation in Parliament is passed, indicating the type of governance, rules and regulation, modus operandi for selection of students for admission through a competitive All India Entrance Examination among these five IIESTs, Roy Chowdhury said. (Agencies)