Government is committed to make Delhi Technological Capital of India: CM
Delhi Cabinet today gave its in principle approval to upgrade Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT), Dwarka into a University called NSIT University, Delhi. The decision wastaken at a Cabinet Meeting presided by the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
While briefing the media after the Cabinet Meeting, Dikshit stated that the NSIT which was established in 1983 has emerged as a premier technological institute for education & research in hi-tech area of engineering and technology and has carved a niche for itself nationally and internationally.
Presently, it is affiliated to University of Delhi for its academic programs. It was granted administrative autonomy in 1986 with the direction to keep in mind the long-term goal of achieving the status of University. It has a lush green campus sprawling over 145 acres of land in Sector-3, Dwarka.
The Institute has at present 6 under-graduate programs in the areas of emerging technologies and 3 post-graduate programs leading to the award of M-tech degrees alongwith research programs leading to PHD degrees in all engineering disciplines and applied sciences.
Dikshit stated that the Cabinet has given in principle approval for upgradation of the Institute into a State University. Further, it?s draft bill and operational details would be finalized at the earliest. The transformation of NSIT into a University will accelerate its growth and would expand further its high quality academic and research programs.
The creation of NSIT University, Delhi would be in consonance with the spirit of the recommendation of the National Knowledge Commission and would make a significant contribution towards making Delhi the Technological Capital of India.
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