Hydro engineering college in HP, foundation stone laid by PM Narendra Modi

Hydro sector will get a boost from the proposed hydro engineering college at Bandla in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.

The Minister said that hydro sector will get a boost from the proposed hydro engineering collegeof the state.

The state government, NTPC and NHPC in July last signed a MoU for setting up the college to promote technical education in the state.

The minister said that the state has hydro potential of 24,000 MW, of which 21,500 MW capacity has been allotted for various completed or under construction projects.

Opening of hydro engineering college in the state will be able to produce engineers with specialization in the field of hydroelectricity.

The demand of the industry could be fulfilled with the engineers coming out of this institute. NHPC and NTPC have donated Rs 37.5 Crore each for the construction of this college. The college will have four streams in mechanical, civil, electrical and computer science.

The state government has transferred 62 bighas of land to the technical education department for setting up the college. The government has also accorded administrative approval of Rs 82 Crore for construction of the institute.

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