During Kangra visit, Minister for Technical Education, Transport and Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs GS Bali announced to upgrade Kangra Government Polytechnic to an engineering college and the Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur, and the Secretary, Technical Education, had been directed to take effective steps so that required parameters were completed and an engineering college could be established here shortly. Minister aiming to start it shortly.

The minister said the Secretary, Technical Education, would visit the Kangra polytechnic shortly in this connection. Bali said this engineering college would help students of Chamba and Kangra districts get technical education in engineering at their doorstep.