The country’s telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), is soon to set up a technical university for engineering and management courses. According to reports, the PSU will be approaching the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) for the formal approval in next couple of months.
According to BSNL Director(Consumer Mobility) Anupam Shrivastava, “BSNL has sufficient infrastructure to meet AICTE guidelines for engineering and management education. We also have sufficient supporting staff to meet norms as laid down by UGC. Our staff is working on it. We should be able to send it for formal approval in 6-8 months,”. He also claimed that there will be no difficulty for BSNL in getting the formal approvals, as some steps were already taken to boost educational system in 2008 by the HRD Ministry.
Anupam Shrivastava has been appointed by the Public Enterprise Selection Board as the new chairman and managing director of the company, succeeding the present CMD R K Upadhyay. A committee headed by senior general manager G C Manna has been appointed by BSNL to work on the detailed project report.
The technical training institute is part of BSNL’s asset utilisation plan and it will help the sector in controlling the losses.
The BSNL’s technical institute will have a capacity to train 1,500 to 3,000 students at one time. Apart from general engineering and management courses, formal courses on cyber security will also be added. Cyber security, which has become an emerging concern in today’s world, has a great scope in future. Not only the public sectors, the private organisations will also require the professionals skilled in this domain.