According to a notice issued by the Maharashtra government, the College of Engineering in Pune, which is Asia’s third oldest engineering institution, will henceforth be known as CoEP Technological University. This was done in order to provide the college the status of a public university.
Therefore, the institute will no longer remain affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), and students who enrol at CoEP Technological University from the 2022-23 academic year onward will receive their degree certificates whenever they graduate from CoEP University. This change will take effect at the beginning of the 2023 academic year. As a consequence of this, integrated M.Tech., PhD., and B.Tech.-MBA courses will be the primary focus, and the primary goal will be research in addition to skilling.
The notification that was sent out by the Maharashtra government on June 21 stated as follows: “In exercise of the powers conferred by the sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Maharashtra CoEP Technological University Act, 2022 (Mah. XXXV of 2022), the Government of Maharashtra hereby appoints June 21, 2022 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.”
Mukul S. Sutaone, who is serving as the officiating director of CoEP Technological University, stated that “Since that time, the institute has undergone a renaissance in all of its practises thanks to the implementation of a time-bound action plan that is founded on pragmatic philosophy and is disseminated by an elite board. Under the able guidance and support of the visionary and enterprising board of governors, the dramatic and illustrious transformation that CoEP has undergone from a typical state college to a nationally recognised, vibrant, IIT-like institution continued. CoEP went from being a typical state college to becoming an institution that is recognised nationally and is vibrant.”
He went on to say that “the many features of the New Education Policy (NEP), such as academic credentials among other student-friendly policies would now be easier to implement at the institution” (adding that this would be easier and faster).