“Bihar’s first forestry University and government engineering college to be open in Munger District.”
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on one day visit to Munger today made a number of the announcement at polo ground of Munger District. He laid the foundation stone for Bihar’s first forestry University in Munger. He also inaugurated the construction work of Munger government engineering college.
The first forestry University of Bihar will be will open in Munger. Around 50 acres of land has been selected for the construction of the college in the campus of Krishi Vigyan Kendra located near the Sadar Block office of Munger. The cost of construction would be Rs 105 crore and it has been allotted already. Though it was not made clear during the address of CM Nitish Kumar that when the college would be finished but some source says that the college will be ready in two years.
The CM unveiled the stone plaques for both the institutions through remote control from a function organised at the Polo Ground. Addressing his speech CM says the forestry college at Munger would be unique. It will take an impressive shape like the world-famous Munger School of Yoga in the future. The forestry college will attract people and students across the country once start functioning. The forestry University at Munger will help to promote environmental and forestry studies in Bihar. The purpose of its establishment will be to develop forestry in the state so that the challenges of climate change can be met. Subjects like BSc Forestry, MSc Forestry, Diploma in Environmental Sciences and many more could be studied in future. University will have faculty of the hostel, library, lecture hall, laboratory, auditorium, entertainment hall.
Apart from this, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the construction work of Munger Engineering College. The engineering college will be built on 10 acres and its construction will cost Rs 37 crore. Further details about engineering college were not made clear during the address of CM.
Also, Nitish said the state government is ready to open a medical college around the divisional town of Munger if the district administration provides a chunk of 20 acres of land. Nitish said, he too wishes that Munger should have more facilities, more educational institutions so that the historic city progress further.
CM further said that the state government had been opening engineering colleges, polytechnic institutions, para-medical institutes, GNM schools and woman ITIs in each district under its ‘Saat Nischay’ (Seven Resolves) programme. Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, building construction minister Ashok Choudhary, science and technology Minister Jai Kumar Singh and rural works minister Shailesh Kumar were also present at the function.