Manish Sisodia, the Education Minister of Delhi, on Monday, asserted that GB Pant Engineering College- affiliated to the state-run Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IP University) until now. The college will not enroll pupils this year. He announced that it will soon be a part of the upcoming Skill and Entrepreneurship University with developed courses and infrastructure.
Sisodia’s comments came in after students’ protests. They demanded a clear statement after IP University removed the state-run college’s name from the list of its affiliated institutes and stopped admissions this year.
There is no need for confusion. Instead of it being a normal college under IP University, the government schemes to bring it under the upcoming Skill and Entrepreneurship University. Hence, to develop it as a better institute. The government plans modifications in the courses it offers while maintaining the prestige of the institute, Manish Sisodia said.
Additionally, he informed me that the government is investing Rs 526 crore in the formation of the new college building. I assure everyone that it won’t make any discrimination to the students studying there if the college remains under the IP University or the Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Sisodia said.
IP University vice-chancellor Mahesh Verma cleared that existing students will proceed with the university and will get degrees from it.
Earlier in the day, a group of around 100-150 students, led by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), organized a protest outside Sisodia’s residence in Mathura Road, seeking clarification.