Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has laid the foundation of first engineering college of the state.
Shillong Government College of Engineering will receive funding under the National Higher Education Mission in collaboration with the state government. The engineering college will run its classes at the Shillong Polytechnic Campus till the construction of proposed campus is completed.
“Education can be a game-changer and bring about huge transformations. The Shillong Government College of Engineering will being a turnaround in the educational sector,” the CM said. “With North Eastern Hill University, National Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management and various other premier institutes in the state, Meghalaya is turning into an education hub,” he added.
In order to complete the project within 18 months at the most, the CM urged the officers of various departments to work round-the-clock. Completion of construction within time will result into commencement of classes from the next academic session. The college will offer courses in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.