Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said his government was committed to developing the University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) into an institution on par with the Indian Institute of Technology, in three years.
The university will be provided required financial support, qualitative faculty and world class infrastructure, the CM assured. Bommai also said UVCE will be free from external interventions and that complete freedom and autonomy will be granted. He urged the students to focus on the basic foundational concepts to have a bright future.
Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwathanarayana, UVCE BoG Chairman Muthuraman, UVCE Development Committee Chairman Dr Sadagopan, Principal Secretary of Higher Education Department Rashmi Mahesh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and UVCE Alumnus Manjunath Prasad and Principal Dr HN Ramesh were also present on the dias with other dignitaries.
Many of the alumni were also present along with some retired faculty during the event. The Chief Minister who himself is also an Engineer addressed the gathering and assured everyone that his complete support towards making the institution the best will always be there.
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