State to shut 35 colleges

They had no permission to function, says Minister Limbavali

Among the colleges are M S Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, M P Birla Institute of Management, Amity Global Business School and IIJT Finance.

Except two colleges, the rest are based in Bangalore and six are being run with foreign collaboration. Most of them offer courses in business management.

In fact, the Government in its order dated December 10, 2009 has already authorised Commissioner for Collegiate Education to inspect records, registers and other documents in these institutions and ascertain whether the programmes being conducted by them are approved by the competent authority.

Disclosing this to reporters, Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali said all these institutions were illegal as they had not taken any permission to function. “The department issued two notices to them, but they did not respond. Now we have no option but to close them down. If necessary, we will take the help of police for this purpose,” he stated.

He, however, said the department may consider giving them permission only if their infrastructure is found good and if they are imparting quality education.

Asked about the fate of students in these colleges, the Minister said the students have to be careful while joining such colleges. “If they (students) want a good career, they have to be careful. They have to crosscheck if a college is authorised or not before taking admission,” he added.

The Higher Education department has released Rs 8 crore towards reimbursing the additional fee paid by students while joining engineering courses under the Government quota in 2006-07.

The department has to reimburse a total of Rs 33 crore to 4,379 students. This is the first installment. All dues will be cleared within a few days. The money will be deposited to the bank account o f the students, Limbavali said.

Unauthorised colleges

* WLC College of India
* ITM Institute of Hotel Management
* Amity Global Business School
* Vasavi Institute of Management and Advance Studies
* CYGMAX Institute of Management Studies
* MAGNUS School of Business
* IIJT Finance
* MENTORIS School of Management
* ASIA Graduate School of Business
* St Mary’s College
* Academy of Business Management, Tourism and Research
* Bangalore Institute of Aeronautical Engg
* Bangalore Management Academy
*Indian Business Academy
* Indian Institute of Aeronautical and Marine Engineering
* Institute of Business Management and Research
* Institute of Business Management and Technology
* International School of Business and Media
* Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
* Sikkim Manipal University
* Srusti Info System
* The ICFAI Institute of Science and Technology
* The Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
* Agasthya College of Management Studies
* MATS School of Business and IT
* Siddartha Institute of Aeronautical Engg
* Institute of Finance and International Management
* M S Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies
* M P Birla Institute of Management
* Nitte Institute of Catering Studies and Hotel Administration
* Presidency College of Hotel Management
* TASMAC Training and Advanced Studies in Management and Education

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