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IIEST Status Update - June 2008 - Tuesday, June 03, 2008 at 16:20


A) First meeting of the Committee constituted to assess the financial and administrative implications of the upgradation of CUSAT and BESU into IIESTs to be held on 11.6.2008. - Last updated on June 6, 2008 (IST)

B) GAABESU Members received an update via email including the following letter [Click here to read the mail].

C) MHRD Letter dated May 27, 2008

Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section I
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Dated: 27th May, 2008

Subject: Constitution of Committee to assess upgradation of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi and Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) into Indian Institutes of Engineering Science & Technology (IIESTs).

A proposal to upgrade the Bengal Engineering & Science University (BESU), Shibpur and Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT) Cochin into a system of Indian Institutes of Engineering Science & Technology (IIESTs) is under consideration of Ministry.

2. It has been decided to constitute a Committee to assess all financial and administrative implications of the take over of the two State Universities viz. BESU, Shibpur and CUSAT, Cochin. The composition of the committee is as follows:-

(i) Shri N.K. Sinha, Joint Secretary (DL) - Chairman
(ii) Financial Advisor (HRD) - Member
(iii)Prof. D. V. Singh, - Member
Vice President, Indian National Academy of Planning 1002, Sun Breeze Apartments, Tower-II, Vaishali, Sector V Ghaziabad.
(iv)-(v)Vice Chancellors (or their nominees) of - Members BESU and CUSAT
(v) Director (T), MHRD - Convener

3. The committee should submit its report at the earliest to enable approval of Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) / Cabinet.


(Seema Raj)


Read previously published update: Mission: IIEST, Shibpur


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