ITANAGAR, April 18 � Arunachal Pradesh is set to get its first Government Engineering College at Toru under Papum Pare district � a development bringing new rays of hopes of professional education at Arunachalee students� door steps.
A statement issued by the office of Education Minister Tapang Taloh here recently said that the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has informed that the State has been sanctioned one new Engineering College at Toru besides upgradation of two colleges � Dera Natung (Govt) College, Itanagar and Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat to Model Degree Colleges under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for which the first instalment of grants have already been earmarked.�
�It had been a long-felt demand of the State and its people and I am glad that our efforts have shown results,� a visibly happy Taloh said in the statement.
�Thousands of students from the State go out every year for getting admissions in technical colleges which involves huge expenditure�, the Education Minister pointed out while stating that the new Govt Engineering College would facilitate the deserving candidates to get engineering degrees with meagre financial involvement.
The foundation stone for the Engineering College at Toru will be laid by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on April 15, the statement added.