AICTE Turns Strict; To Disapprove New Courses or Colleges in States with Less Enrollment

Published: | August 31, 2017
AICTE Turns Strict; To Disapprove New Courses or Colleges in States with Less Enrollment
  • AICTE is taking strict measures to ensure that the quality and quantity of engineering colleges and courses is maintained as per standards.
  • It has decided to not grant approvals to states with less enrollment; vouches for integrated campus concept.  

All India Council for Technical Education, popularly referred to as AICTE has decided not to continue giving clearance and approval to new engineering colleges and courses in specific states where a large number of seats are vacant.

At present, many states are witnessing minimal demand for engineering courses as they are even failing to fill up 50% seats. Considering the current scenario, AICTE has taken the aforementioned decision.

Furthermore, the engineering regulatory body plans to conduct a survey in each state to figure out the number of seats being filled in a particular course. If AICTE finds less enrollment in any course or college of a particular state, no clearance or approval will be granted for setting up new colleges.

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Recently, AIFSFTI i.e. the All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions submitted a memorandum to the Chairperson of AICTE regarding the problems faced by various unaided technical institutes. AIFSFTI included suggestions on different issues like mergers & acquisitions in the education sector, student-faculty ratio and integrated campus concept in their memorandum.

The Federation requested the AICTE to reintroduce integrated campus concept for economical utilisation of resources. It will enable the unaided technical institutes to share common facilities and resources. The Federation also urged AICTE to increase the student-faculty ratio from 1:15 to 1:25. Earlier KAW committee also made a similar recommendation.

Also Read: - Demand for Engineering Courses in Kerala Declines, Half of the Seats Remain Vacant

An official associated with AIFSFTI indicated that AICTE could encourage corporates to set up and run technical institutes. Another official pointed that AICTE must not permit banks to sell or auction a college, as education is the only sector that has the highest number of non-performing assets.

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