Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University
|Motto||ज्ञानं नेचं परिज्ञात|
|Established||30 April 2005|
|Location||Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India|
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 Manmohan Singh.
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. Manmohan Singh, then Prime Minister of India, laid the foundation stone of the University in a ceremony held on 30 April 2005.
Land and financial aid by Bhilai Steel Plant
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 ₹500 million (US$7.5 million) for related infrastructure development.
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.
As of 2013[update] the University offers courses in seven sections which are: Engineering & Technology, Applied Science, Management & Entrepreneurship, Pharmacy, Architecture, Humanities and Ecology & Environment.
Reservation of seats for SAIL
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.
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