AICTE plans to stop admission to 300 Engineering colleges

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Over 300 private engineering colleges in the country will be asked to stop admission for the 2018-19 academic session. Harsh decision will be implemented as these institutions would be asked not to undertake admission process as they had less than 30 per cent enrolment for five consecutive years.

According to an official, The All India Council for Technical Education seems to have already asked colleges with lesser intake to consider alternate options like converting to science colleges. Some of the suggestion include vocational education institutions etc. As per AICTE website, there are close to 3,000 private engineering colleges offering undergraduate courses in India. These institution have an average intake of 13.56 lakh. Among these, more 800 engineering colleges whose enrolment percentage less than half.

According to HRD officials, of the over 300 institutions which would be asked to close operations as engineering colleges, among them over 150 have less than 20 per cent enrolment. AICTE has asked those colleges with less than 30 per cent enrolment to work out alternate options. Stating that closing down the institutions could also lead to problems for the institutions.


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