Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University

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Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University
Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University logo.jpg
Motto ज्ञानं नेचं परिज्ञात
Established 30 April 2005
Type Public
Location Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC
Website www.csvtu.ac.in

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University ( or CSVTU) is an Engineering and Technology University in the city of Bhilai, India. On 30 April 2005, the foundation stone of the University was laid by the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.[1][2]

History[edit]

Establishment[edit]

In early 2005 the State Government of Chhattisgarh decided to establish the University with the aim of providing "systematic, efficient and quality education" in the fields of engineering and technology. The relevant act was passed in the Chhattisgarh state assembly on 21 January 2005. Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone of the University in a ceremony held on 30 April 2005.[1]

Land and financial aid by Bhilai Steel Plant[edit]

According to a 2008 news report, the Bhilai Steel Plant, one of the largest steel plants of the country, agreed to donate over 250 acres of land to the Chhattisgarh government for the establishment of the University, along with INR500 million (US$8.4 million) for related infrastructure development.[1]

Adopting industry-academia linkage system[edit]

After the University adopted an "industry-academia linkage system", a similar system was adopted by five other state universities. The system apparently offers financial rewards for students working on industry-defined problems.[3]

Management[edit]

Faculties[edit]

As of 2013 the University offers courses in seven sections which are: Engineering & Technology, Applied Science, Management & Entrepreneurship, Pharmacy, Architecture, Humanities and Ecology & Environment.[4][5]

Reservation of seats for SAIL[edit]

While the University was still in the planning stage, it was reported that 50 percent of certain postgraduate courses would be reserved for employees of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL), while a small number of places in other courses would be reserved for their children.[1]

Affiliations[edit]

The University affiliates a substantial number of Engineering and Polytechnics colleges in Chhattisgarh: over 60 Engineering colleges and 30 Polytechnics colleges are affiliated.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bhilai Steel Plant gives land for tech university". India Edunews. Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University". Higher Education on India. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "5 tech varsities follow GTU model". Indian Express. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "CSVTU results 2011 declared". Samay Live. 22 January 2011. Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "CSVTU faculty". CSVTU. Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Affiliated Engineering Colleges". CSVTU. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Affiliated Polytechnics colleges". CSVTU. Retrieved 9 July 2013.