Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur, is expected to conduct a separate entrance test for engineering to take admissions into private engineering colleges in Himachal Pradesh.
There are 34 engineering colleges in Himachal Pradesh in which 17 colleges are private.
The CPI-M State Secretariat member Tikender Panwar said, “It’s shocking to note that the government has acted under pressure from the private engineering colleges which want an easy access to the market of students, who do not get through the all-India test.” He continued by saying “In the term 2014-15, these universities were able to enroll only 3,055 candidates against the sanctioned capacity of 6,100 seats.”
The overall point is to covert Himachal Pradesh Technical University into a full-fledged university with various courses with improved education style.
Note – The current education structure of Himachal Pradesh Technical University is restricted to engineering courses.