A fully equipped Technical Varsity was set up by the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UTPU) in Noida, UP, at the cost of INR 17 crore. The centre, which will soon commence operation, is equipped with a virtual classroom and will be linked to other colleges under the varsity, using ICT. The campus will be connected to its nearest centre in the State, and each college will be connected to the nearest centre. Scientists and technical experts will be able to avail the connectivity to interact with students and colleges all over the state.
The centre, which has been built with the technical help from IBM, will control the activites of nearly 70 engineering and technical education colleges in the region. The varsity has even signed an MoU with Intel, to set up a research centre at their headquarters in Lucknow. Microsoft has agreed to train the first batch of 12,000 teachers, 900 of which will be teachers from just the home state of Uttar Pradesh. Nearly 500 students will be imparted on-the-job training every year and special scholarship programmes are also on the anvil.