SDTE asks for an explanation for poor NIRF:
Odisha government sought an explanation from all state-run technical institutes within a week of release of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking which scored the state-based universities and colleges very low. The institutes have been asked to furnish a detail report on why it does not find any place in the NIRF.
In a letter, written by the Skill Development and Technical Education (SDTE) department to the universities in Odisha stated that neither Biju Patnaik University Technology (BPUT) nor any of its affiliated government engineering or other professional colleges find their place in the NIRF ranking.
Explanation has been sought from technical institutes including Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT) Sarang, College of Engineering and Technology (CET) Bhubaneswar, Parala Maharaja Engineering College (PMEC) Berhampur, Government College of Engineering (GEC) Kalahandi and Keonjhar, Institute of Management and Information Technology (IMIT) Cuttack and College of IT and Management Education(CIME), Bhubaneswar