AHMEDABAD: Thirty five branches of engineering, including 22 branches of Electronics and Communication have been cancelled by Gujarat Technological University (GTU).
Conversely, 85 new engineering branches have been started in the state. The newly approved branches are of Masters of Engineering (ME).
A total budget of Rs 184 crore was passed during a meeting of the GTU Board of Governors . The university also decided upon five new centres of excellence. However, the locations of these centres are yet to be finalised.
The centres of excellence would strive to focus on research activities with the aim to bridge the industry academia gap in the university.
GTU also introduced number mechanical engineering branches to mobilize better job prospects in the industry.