Engg colleges in 4 states seek AICTE nod to shut shop

The All India Council for Technical Education chairperson Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe has said that several engineering colleges in Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have sought permission from the Council to close down their educational institutions.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a workshop at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal near here on Saturday, Sahasrabudhe said that the colleges have sought permission to down their shutters since they couldn’t fill 20 per cent of the seats in their institutions and it was not economically feasible to run them.

“However, closure of these colleges won’t affect the student community. The students get more than 16.9 lakh quality seats in the country,” he said.

Prof Sahasrabudhe said that the AICTE curriculum was just a model for the universities and the varsities can develop syllabus under choice-based curriculum system, maintaining the basic essence of the model curriculum.

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