Veera College of Engineering
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|Vira College of Engineering|
Vira College of Engineering (VCE) (Hindi: वीरा कॉलेज ऑफ़ इंजीनियरिंग) was established by Vira Charitable Society, Dharamnagri, Bijnor, an educational society which is devoted to the cause of spreading education in the area. It established about a dozen institutions from nursery level to post graduate level, both for boys and girls. Vira College of Engineering is a further step taken by the society in the field of higher technology.
The institute was established in 1999. It is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, and the government of Uttar Pradesh, and is affiliated to U P Technical University, Lucknow. The college is situated in a green environment, away from the hustle and bustle and pollution of the city.
The campus of the college spreads over 10 acres of land near the city. The college gives technical education up to degree level.
About the founder
Padama Vibhushan (Late) Dharma Vira ji (ICS Retd.) the founder President of the Society was a distinguished Civil Servant of India. He made his remark not only as an administrator during his tenure as the Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India and Governor of three states one after the other, but also as an educationist and was associated with several educational institutions of high repute. His father was Raja Jwala Prasad, the first Indian Chief Engineer in the British Regime. Raja Sahib devoted fifteen years of his life to BHU, first in building the campus and later serving it as its Pro Vice Chancellor.
The first Secretary of Vira College of Engineering was Kunwar Satya Vira, the youngest son of late Raja Jwala Prasad and former Minister of State for Technical Education, U.P. After his demise at the age of 92, his youngest son Shri Udayan Vira, who is a social reformer, farmer and educationist, took the reins as Secretary.
Chairman: Mr. Ashok Chandra, formerly held high positions as Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum, Ministry of Industries and Advisor to the Governor of U.P. At present he is the Chairman, Delhi Public School Society, New Delhi, as well. Secretary: Mr. Udyan Vira is a social reformer, farmer and educationist. Director: Mr. A.P.Verma, is a researcher and academician and has experience of 28 years in research and teaching. He gained a B.E. degree from University of Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) and an ME degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani.
Members: Mr. C. S. Gupta, an educationist, and recipient of President of India National award for promoting the cause of education. Mr. Narain Kishore Sharma, advocate, and educationist. Mr. S. S. Bishnoi, advocate, educationist and social activist. Mr. O.P. Goel, former DGC (Civil) and advocate. Dr. Neeraj Kr. Gupta, orthopedist.
The institute offers:
B.Tech.(Bachelor of Technology) courses offered in Engineering and Technology are:
- Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Bio-technical Engineering.
- Football Mania - state level inter-college sports activity.
- Spandan - Intra-college Cultural festival.
- Spardha - Intra-college sport event.
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Engineering College of Information & Technology
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Engineering College of Information & Technology, Bijnore have been established as per G.O. NO-149 A/26-B.Pra.-2009-14(21)/2008 dated 02-03-2009 of Government of Uttar Pradesh .
It is the only constituent and Government College of Mahamaya Technical University, Noida. It is located at a distance of 4 km from Chandpur Tehsil Headquarters in the district of Bijnore, Uttar Pradesh .
The College campus for the session 2012-2013 is Harcourt Butler Technological Institute which dates back to the 1920s when there was a growing realization of the need for advancement in science and technology among the people of what was then called the United Provinces. Consequently, the Indian Industrial Commission at its Nainital meeting proposed two institutions for engineering — one at Roorkee and the other at Kanpur. To boost entrepreneurship, accelerate industrial development, to create a sound environment for contemporary applied research and to inculcate scientific and technical temper, an institute called `Government Research Institute, Cawnpore' was started in 1920. It was housed in two rooms of what was called Sher Wali Kothi. The old majestic building is still intact at the north-west corner of the Company Bagh crossing, Nawabganj. Dr. Annett was then the principal of the Opium Research Laboratory of which the new institute was an adjunct. Little is known of the early history of Bijnor. District Bijnor is related to Mahabharat.There is a Vidur kuti in Bijnor.In the time of Mughal emperor Akbar, Bijnor formed part of the Mughal Empire. However, in the early part of the 18th century, the Rohilla Pashtuns established their independence in the country called by them Rohilkhand; and about 1748 the Rohilla chief Ali Mohammed Khan made his first annexations in Bijnor, the rest of which soon fell under the Rohilla domination. The northern districts were granted by Ali Mohammed Khan to Najib Khan, who gradually extended his influence west of the Ganges and at Delhi, receiving the title of Najib-ud-daula and becoming paymaster of the royal forces. His success, however, raised up powerful enemies against him, and at their instigation the Marathas invaded Bijnor. This was the beginning of a feud which continued for years. Najib, indeed, held his own, and for the part played by him in the victory of Panipat was made vizier of the empire. After his death in 1770, however, his son Zabita Khan was defeated by the Marathas, who overran all Rohilkhand.
Vision & Mission
Officially, the institute states its vision as: "To become a leader of innovation in the field of technological developments, capable of producing quality engineers and technologists compatible with world standards to deliver the benefits of developed technologies to people"
Bijnor is the headquarters of District Bijnor in Western Uttar Pradesh, on the Moradabad-Hardwar Section of the Northern Railway. It is surrounded by the Districts of Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Jyotiba Phule Nagar (Amroha) and Hardwar and is well connected with all important towns by road and rail services.
The Institute is located on the Pauri-Delhi Highway (NH-119). The distance from Delhi is 150 km, and from Hardwar 80 km. The railway station is 2 km from the college, and Roadways bus stand is 1 km.