The Puducherry government-run engineering college will be upgraded into a technical university in the next couple of years, Higher Education Minister R Kamalakannan, today said. Inaugurating a two-day international conference on 'Advances in computational intelligence in communication' at the Engineering college here, Kamalakannan said, the upgradation of the 31-year-old college would take place under the central scheme of RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan). The Centre would provide the funds required for the development of infrastructure and other amenities once the college is upgraded into a university, he said. The Minister called upon the management of the college to put in strenuous efforts to ensure that the institution notched the top rank from the present 49th rankit occupied at the all India level. The college principal P Dananjayanalso spoke on the occasion.
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