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Scenario in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Till date there is no such full fledge technical degree college in the Shimla city and the entire Shimla district. Rather it was really tough to arrange land and its development and bringing the building blocks in hill terrain like Shimla. That may be the reason that there is no such full fledge technical degree college in the state capital Shimla. Most of the present technical degree colleges are present in the plan areas of Himachal Pradesh. The state own Himachal Pradesh University is offering only few disciplines in the engineering & technology faculty. Because of the state capital status, lot of official workers and business community is present in the Shimla. Shimla is known for its quality education and about half dozen of international level convent schools and colleges are functioning in Shimla from almost a century.But eventually no technical institution was able to setup here because of utmost scarcity of viable land here in Shimla.
The state government is very positive about start of good qaulity technical institutions in Himachal Pradesh. There is an induatrial revolution in state from past one decade. The state had received special central government incentives for exemption in income tax, custom, excise and duty on electricity. Most of FMCGs, pharmaceuticals units of MNCs are operating from Himachal Pradesh to cater demands of entire India due to availability of industry incentive package.
The import from the Technical Education Policy are given as under:-
"As a result of the special package of incentives being given by the Government of India, There has been unprecedented increase in the setting up of industrial units in the State. Some big names like Hindustan Lever Limited, Colgate Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, Ranbaxy, Panacia Biotech, Cadila to name a few, have already established their units and have started commercial production in the state. The momentum is likely to continue. It is, therefore imperative that training of technical manpower is planned accordingly so that the requirement of the industry is full met.
The existing institutions for imparting technical education are few in number. Many more universities, engineering colleges, polytechnic colleges, ITI/ITCs and vocational training centres are required. The task is gigantic and massive funding would be required to accomplish this task which cannot be met by State alone. Thus, participation of private sector will be necessary and will go a long way in acheiving the objective of providing of necessary technical manpower."
There is no full fledged technical degree college in the entire Shimla district. Shimla is more than two century old city established by the britishers. Shimla boast of best century old schools and colleges but there is lots of scarcity for technical and professional institutions. The Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla is offering only single course i.e. B.Tech.(IT) and the students of Shimla are dependent on neighbouring districts and states only for their technical and professional courses.