The Times of India |
VADODARA: In the wake of the devastating floods in Tamil Nadu, city-based Parul University (PU) has offered scholarships to 100 students from the southern state. The students will be given a 100 per cent tuition fee waiver. “We will soon write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha informing them about our decision of providing free education to 100 students,” said Devanshu Patel, vice-president of Parul University. The institute had offered similar scholarships to students from Nepal that was hit by a massive earthquake earlier this year. As many as 87 Nepali students were given admission under the scholarship scheme. Addressing media persons, Patel also said that Parul University has bagged 14 platinum and three gold awards in the national survey conducted survey by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
AICTE – the apex body of technical education in the country and CII had introduced a newly formed ranking system this year to the national survey which has been evaluating institutions of technical education across the country since the last five years. This year, a total of 1,225 institutions were surveyed based on their faculty, placements, curriculum, research/consultation, infrastructure and governance. These institutions were then ranked into three categories – platinum, gold and silver. “Our institutes of pharmacy, pharmacy and research, management and management and research along with ten departments of degree and diploma engineering colleges have been listed in the platinum category in the survey,” said PU’s vice-president Dr Devanshu Patel, while addressing media persons here on Sunday. “Our Parul Institute of Engineering and Technology and Parul Polytechnic Institute were awarded the best industry linked and allied engineering institute in India award. PIET is the only institute to receive this award consequently for two years in Gujarat and Central India,” said Patel. – Courtesy