MSBTE has initiated measures to promote academic excellence at its affiliated Polytechnics. It has been regularly stressing upon quality enhancements at institutes so as to benefit the students. Accordingly, in order to promote Laboratory development, encourage practical conduction with satisfactory output from equipments and their utilization, MSBTE launched the MSBTE “Best Laboratory Awards” for 2014-15’ to be awarded to the ten best laboratories of AICTE approved and MSBTE affiliated institutes conducting diploma courses in engineering and technology. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- and a certificate of appreciation to each selected laboratory of an institute. The amount is expected to be utilized by the institute for further development of the laboratory. Online applications were invited from eligible institutions. Applications from 40 institutions were received of which 15 were found primarily eligible.
This was the first year of launch of the awards and the concept was welcomed by the stake holders. The main eligibility criteria considered for applying for the award was that the department of an applicant institute, should have had “Excellent” remark as per the 2014-15 academic monitoring report. An institute could apply for only one laboratory for the academic year. Online applications were in the form of questions with answer options, amongst which the option applicable to the laboratory was to be chosen and submitted……..(excerpt from the MSBTE newsletter)
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