GJOC to donate ‘clock tower in front of the main building,’ ‘open auditorium at happenings ground’ and ‘library reading hall’ to the institution
PANJIM: The Goa Engineering College (GEC), Farmagudi will hold yearlong programme to celebrate 50 years of its existence with Golden Jubilee Organizing Committee (GJOC) also planning to donate few monumental structures to the college for the purpose.
Addressing a press briefing to announce the celebration, GEC Principal Vinayak Shet informed that lectures and seminars of different engineering subjects will be held by eminent personalities throughout the year.
“Seminars on different engineering subjects will be held. The committee also plans to organize number of lectures by eminent personalities, national and international conferences” he stated.
The GJOC has also decided to donate ‘clock tower in front of the main building,’ ‘open auditorium at happenings ground’ and ‘library reading hall’ to the institution for the event celebration. The State government has already sanctioned ‘GEC-Golden Jubilee Scheme’ with a budget allocation of Rs 200 lakh for student projects, seminar, workshop, students training for their placement and other related purpose. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has been invited for the inaugural in the capital on July 9.
The college started in 1967 initially operated from the temporary campus at Government Polytechnic, Altinho to later shift to its permanent location at Farmagudi in 1971-72. The institution started with three branches – electrical, mechanical and civil engineering with an intake of 30 each. The intake capacity gradually increased and new branches were added. The present on campus strength is 2200 students.
Offering under graduate program in seven disciplines, the college also offers eight post graduate programs. A new PG program in IT will be added in the next academic year on approval of GU, the principal said.