1. AICTE to shut down 300 engineering colleges in India? Check if your institution is in danger too!

AICTE to shut down 300 engineering colleges in India? Check if your institution is in danger too!

Meanwhile, another 500 engineering colleges are under the scanner for not being able to fill up seats according to a senior HRD official.

By: | Updated: December 2, 2017 1:44 PM
In a decision taken by the government, more than 300 private engineering colleges would be reportedly asked to stop functioning from the 2018-19 academic session. (PTI)

In a decision taken by the government, more than 300 private engineering colleges would be reportedly asked to stop functioning from the 2018-19 academic session. The institutions which have less than 30 percent enrolment for five consecutive years, would be asked not to undertake any admission process for any fresh batch, as per the report by the Times of India. With total intake capacity of 13.56 lakh, India has close to 3,000 private engineering colleges offering undergraduate courses, as per the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) website. The report adds that out of these, there are around 800 engineering colleges whose enrolment percentage is less than 50 percent. Not only this, as per the Human Resource Department (HRD) sources, over 150 out of 300 institutions which would be asked to close operations as engineering colleges, have less than 20% enrolment. So, if your college is also having the same problem, it might have to face the heat.

Meanwhile, another 500 engineering colleges are under the scanner for not being able to fill up seats according to a senior HRD official. All such colleges have been asked by AICTE to consider alternate options like converting to science colleges or vocational education institutions, the report added. The matter will, however, be finalised by end of December 2017.

AICTE earlier in the month of September wanted to shut down about 800 engineering colleges across India as there are no takers for their seats, and the admissions are plunging in these institutions. AICTE has earlier given a nod to the closure of more than 410 colleges across India, from 2014-15 to 2017-18. Out of these 20 are in Karnataka. The maximum number of institutions was approved for closure in 2016-17. Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have the maximum number of institutions that were shut, the report added. A progressive closure means that the college can no more admit students to the new batch but the existing students will continue.

AICTE had also introduced the plan for teachers training keeping in mind the quality of engineering education and their employability being a big challenge.

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    Soman
    Dec 2, 2017 at 7:46 pm
    Why make percentage enrollment as the criteria? Do we want students to go without any seat anywhere? If infrastructure and staff credentials are satisfactory, fees are normal, and students who pass out of these ins utions rank reasonably with others, they should be allowed to continue. Rather than ask them to convert to science colleges or vocational training ins utes, they can be encouraged to focus their infrastructure on a narrower range of courses and maintain standards.
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      RK Satpathy
      Dec 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm
      Engineering colleges have mushroomed all over the place, thanks to the dubious functioning of regulating and governing bodies. When dirt is in our blood , how can AICTE be different ?? Shattered dreams, misguided parents and students , heavy financial burden , a sick next generation due to poor food served in the hostels - students and their kins are at the receiving end. Who and how will we compensate is what remains to be seen. Education is the real big business, which actually means a fleet of transport buses , a chain of hotels(ill run boarding and lodging) , book and laptop business and the list is endless. All these are run by charitable trusts you see. One wonders why the bigger and more responsible business groups did not enter the arena. May good sense prevail. Its never too late. May God help the losers.
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        Sulekha Raj
        Dec 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm
        These mushroom engineering colleges have sprouted from the public money looted by all the party politicians. The loot booty were converted in to Engineering and Medical colleges / Private schools / Private Hospitals / Trusts / Binami manufacturing companies etc etc over these years. They have also enjoyed the Govt. allocated subsidiaries and swalloed and swindled the parents of students without any fruitful education to them. Hence, people became aware about these fraudsters and wants their children to go and study only B.Sc / B like courses. They are not ready waste their money in the so called bogus and third rate Engineering and Medical colleges which do not have any proper infrastructure facilities and also don't give any good education. This is the main reasons why all these colleges are getting closed. It is good for the students and their parents.
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          D.S.Rao
          Dec 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm
          Oh MyGod
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            sam
            Dec 2, 2017 at 2:36 pm
            When will the axe come down upon the Medical Colleges? The doctors being produced these days are simply White-Coat-Murders. These graduates flaunt their degrees as a "LICENSE TO MURDER PEOPLE". Most of the deaths among patients are due to doctor or hospital negligence. Unsanitary conditions in the hospitals, unqualified support staff and doctors are responsible for the death. Having RESERVATION CATEGORY even in medical field is THE HEIGHT OF STUPIDITY. The politicians who introduce RESERVATIONS in medical colleges themselves go abroad for treatment as they all know that visiting these Indian-Reservation-category doctors means only one thing - sure expensive deaths. Today it is a fashion to wear white-coats even on the streets. ahahaha .. licensed murders .. thats what these doctors are!
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              Sonu Malik.
              Dec 2, 2017 at 2:32 pm
              Name the colleges, FE and do a great service to the nation.
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                sam
                Dec 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm
                Students graduating from all these Engineering colleges have no knowledge what-so-ever. All they do is flaunt their degree certificate and use political or money power to get jobs. These unqualified unemployable graduates are no good, and the engineering colleges producing these cattle-class graduates should and must be shut-down! These engineering graduates bring bad name to our country, and are also responsible for piss-poor jobs done. Shutdown these engineering colleges. Let there be 1 - 3 colleges per state and let only the bright among the brightest get into these WITHOUT ANY RESERVATION SEATS. ONLY THE DESERVING CANDIDATES MUST GET INTO THESE COLLEGES.
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