Over 175-year-old media group - Times of India will be offering courses in engineering and management streams at its 68-acre campus at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, from next year.
"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.
He said admission to engineering and management courses for next year's session beginning in July will start from next week.
He said, "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 the option to get jobs Times Group itself and also to look for jobs outside.
Vice-Chancellor (Designate) of Bennett University, Yajulu Mercury, said, "Over the next few years, Bennett will offer undergraduate, post-graduate and Ph.D. programs across Engineering, Management, Media, Law, Design, Architecture, Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences apart from offering finest hostel facilities to 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.