AICTE Wants to Close Down 800 engineering Colleges Across India, due to Low Quality of Admissions


Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe,AICTE chairman told TOI that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) desires to shut down regarding 800 engineering faculties across India as there are not any takers for his or her seats, and admissions area unit plunging in these establishments per annum. With consistent with a rule of the council, faculties that lack correct infrastructure and report less than 30% admissions for 5 consecutive years can have to be compelled to be close up, he got wind. There area unit some a hundred and fifty faculties colleges which are closed down voluntarily per annum as a result of stricter AICTE rules.

Sahasrabudhe was in Bengaluru on Friday to inaugurate the ‘Green Hand’ sculpture, signifying the crucial role human beings plays in conserving and nurturing the atmosphere, at New Horizon school of Engineering, Marthahalli.


AICTE has approved the progressive closure of over 410 faculties across Asian country, from 2014-15 to 2017-18, according to its web site. Twenty of those establishments area unit in Mysore. A most range of establishments 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 colleges which have sought progressive closure.Failing to survive, non-public engineering faculties either ask for progressive closure and ultimately close up or be converted into polytechnics or science and humanities faculties.

Progressive closure means that the institute cannot admit students to the primary year, that progressive closure is granted but, the present students can continue. He additionally suggested engineering faculties and universities to revise and renew their course of study, that is that the major cause behind the autumn within the range of admissions and quality of education they communicate.

AICTE has introduced the arrange for teachers’ coaching, With the standard of engineering education and balance within the range of engineering students and their employability being huge challenges, “Most engineering school professors or lecturers area unit MTech or PhD holders do not sometimes have expertise in teaching aspiring engineers. So currently onward, any engineering school lecturer connexion afresh can have to be compelled to endure six months of exclusive and required coaching so they will train future engineers higher. Existing engineer lecturers have 3 years to endure this coaching mandatorily,” Sahasrabudhe said.

The chairman said, “Internship is that the time once most students area unit discovered by firms and have a good likelihood of being absorbed. therefore it’s higher to be employed that method rather than reckoning on simply 5 minutes of interview at field placements. My recommendation to budding engineers is that they ought to be attentive and untiring throughout situation,” AICTE is additionally observing creating engineering students industry-ready so they’re employed on time. From this year onward, each secondand intermediate student can have to be compelled to endure situation mandatorily so they’re employed even before field placements.


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