There is a good new for all of the University Students.. Mahamaya Technical University(MTU), Noida and Gautam Buddha Technical University(GBTU), Lucknow are again merging to Uttar Pradesh Technical University(UPTU), Lucknow.
The brand of state technical education will now again be in name and fame as UPTU. Also, the 700 engineering , management , technical colleges along with their 4 lakh students will be associated with this university. The merger news will be published tomorrow in the media. Also, UPTU will now work on the concept of Residential University.
The state Government of Mayawati changed the name of UPTU to GBTU in 2010 and associated with it the colleges of Eastern UP. Also, the colleges of Western UP were associated with MTU, Noida giving new names to the University. Now in 2013, the bill of merging it again to UPTU had been passed in the Cabinet by Akhilesh Yadav government. The bill was passed in the Vidhan Parishad on 20th of September 2013.
UP Technical Education principal, Neeraj Kumar Gupta said that the information of merger of the two universities into UPTU would be published in the newspaper on 1st of November.
Dr. R.K. Khandal, vice chancellor of GBTU and MTU will only be the Vice Chancellor of UPTU, Lucknow.
MTU will be closed
With the merger some sad faces can also be seen since the merger is also bringing the concept of closing down the university MTU, Noida. The MTU was bifurcated to improve the education system of the colleges of Western UP. But in the two years of its course, it has been shutting down. Now, the problem can be for the final year students since no one knows the allotment of degree will be based on which university?
It will be first time in the history when one university is being closed in the Uttar Pradesh.