Will Kota get its own IIT?

Kota in Rajasthan has been the states’ busiest industrial hub and famous across the country for its numerous coaching institutes and the large number of IIT/Medical aspirants that descend here every year. Kota’s coaching classes have been famous for decades now and the region is well-known for producing a large number of toppers and pass-outs in the entrance examinations. Now, the Rajasthan government wants Kota — the Education City of India, to be chosen for setting up the next branch of Indian Institute of Technology or IIT.

However, the Human Resource Development ministry isn’t in favour of the state government’s proposal. The HRD ministry’s viewpoint isn’t misplaced. The presence of the large number of IIT aspirants and money-minting coaching institutes could lead to the creation of a coaching lobby.

Construction Industry offers New Courses

An urban consultancy firm endeavours to provide special courses in the construction industry. The ideology behind this initiative is to provide quality education in coherence with the needs of the construction industry.

The Aryama Institute of Technology, AIT is recognized by the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC). It would provide dual degree programmes for engineering students pursuing post-graduation. Those who have qualified for SSC or CIDC certified courses would be allowed to seek admission to the 3-year course through an entrance exam.

The institution will extend its training to lawyers, CAs and economics graduates concerned with the construction sector and even extend the training to workers like welders, electricians, masons, carpenters and plumbers. The Institute plans to begin with five post-graduate diplomas — each of one month duration. Other courses that would be offered include:

·Construction Risk Management

·Project Export

·Construction & Industrial Dispute Resolution

·Construction Management & Administration

·Trenchless Technology