Times of India group is all set to launch its Bennett University at Greater Noida near Delhi in July next year. Times of India group has been in the media industry for over 175-years and are now coming up with engineering and management courses at its 68-acre campus at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
"We have most reputed faculty members , professors and internationally acclaimed academic partners in our venture," Executive Director on the Board of BCCL, Shrijeet Mishra, told PTI.
Admission for engineering and management courses will begin for next year's session in July.
"For the first year, we would admit 300 students in four disciplines, Computer Science, Mechanical, Electronic, in which we would be offering B. Tech degree, and there will MBA course as well. Pass outs will have option to get jobs Times Group itself and also to look for jobs outside, " he said. The institute has been built up with an aim to provide its students a premium learning experience, supported by research-driven faculty. The University is also going to have courses like Law, Architecture, Liberal Arts, Design, Research and Applied Sciences for the students.
The Group is planning to invest over Rs 800 crore in setting up UGC regulated and State Private University (SPU) entity with its internal borrowings over the five years which would have a strength of 12,000 students with 600 teaching staff.
"We realised (there is) a huge gap in supply and demand of industry specific qualitative education and there is vast scope of providing education with employability and opportunity. This is our entrepreneurial effort is to fill the gap," he said.
We look forward to the institute as a new platform for children to learn and for them to obtain quality education.