The state’s largest technical varsity, Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), has decided to open 10 centers of excellence across the state by improving and setting up new hi-tech campuses.
One of these campuses would be opened on the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) campus, where UPTU’s research students would be able to undertake projects and share knowhow with IITians.
UPTU V-C Kripashankar said Kanpur was fast expanding as a technical education hub and the proposal was aimed at reaping the benefits of its technical and academic excellence. One such centre had already been inaugurated at Noida, he said.
The varsity has also passed a proposal to open a new campus with state-of-the-art technology at Jankipuram in Lucknow with an outlay of Rs 300 crore.