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With over 27 lakh seats lying vacant in various engineering institutes across the country, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to shut down about 800 engineering colleges from the next academic year.

Meanwhile, the list has not been made public by the AICTE, however, all the colleges have been asked to submit a report in this regard by the 2nd week of September.

All the colleges with less than 30% admission in past 5 years will either have to shut down or get merged with a nearby college. "We have also given them an option of getting merged with nearby colleges," told Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, AICTE chairman. "The decision to close down colleges was taken after studying details of intake at all colleges across the country in the last five years," he also added.

Why this move? :

The decision was taken after careful study of the intake of colleges over the past 5 years across the country. Further, this was one of the many efforts by the council to improve the quality of engineering education, say AICTE authorities.

As per official website of AICTE, the council has approved the progressive closure of more than 410 colleges across India, from 2014-15 to 2017-18.

What is progressive closure? :

As reported in a recent TOI report, Progressive closure means the institute cannot admit students to the first year in that academic year, for which progressive closure is granted; however, the existing students will continue.

Year-wise progressive closure of institutes :

  • 2014-2015: 77
  • 2015-2016: 125
  • 2016-2017: 149
  • 2017-2018: 65

Here's the list of 65 colleges approved for progressive closure by AICTE as reported in a recent India.com report :

Institute Name State City
DADI VEERUNAIDU PG COLLEGE Andhra Pradesh Anakapalle
G.B.R.DEGREE COLLEGE P.G.COURSES-MCA PROGRAMME Andhra Pradesh Tirupati
G.B.R.DEGREE COLLEGE P.G.COURSES-MCA PROGRAMME Andhra Pradesh Anaparthi
NOVA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
SHANTINIKETAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Andhra Pradesh Tirupati
SWARNANDHRA ENGINEERING COLLEGE Andhra Pradesh Narsapur
APOLLO INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT Chhattisgarh Durg
SARASWATI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Haryana Ismailabad
TRIDENT INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Karnataka Belgaum
CMR INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES Karnataka Bangalore
JAGADGURU DATTATRAY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY INDORE Madhya Pradesh Indore
JAI NARAIN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
MAXIM INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
RADHARAMAN INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND TECHONOLOGY Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
ASHOKRAO MANE POLYTECHNIC SAVE Maharashtra Save
KARMVEER KAKASAHEB WAGH WOMENS POLYTECHNIC Maharashtra Nashik
P.R.PATIL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Maharashtra Amravati
SAI SINHGAD BUSINESS SCHOOL Maharashtra Pune
SHRI BABULALJI AGNIHOTRI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Maharashtra Wardha
SINHGAD TECHNICAL EDUCATION SOCIETYS SINHGAD BUSINESS SCHOOL Maharashtra Pune
BIRLA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY Odisha Bhubaneswar
GANDHI INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER STUDIES Odisha Gunupur
CHITKARA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Punjab Jhansla (RAJPURA)
DESH BHAGAT INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCES Punjab Mandi Gobindgarh
DESH BHAGAT INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND COMPUTER SCIENCES Punjab Mandi Gobindgarh
REGIONAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY Punjab Mandi Gobindgarh
RIMT-INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Punjab Mandi Gobindgarh
RIMT MAHARAJA AGGRASEN ENGINEERING COLLEGE Punjab Mandi Gobindgarh
APEX GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS Rajasthan Jaipur
JAIPUR POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE Rajasthan Jaipur
POORNIMA SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Rajasthan Jaipur
RAJDHANI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT Rajasthan Jaipur
SWASTHYA KALYAN TECHNICAL CAMPUS Rajasthan Jaipur
UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE Rajasthan Jaipur
ARYAN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY Rajasthan Lohagal
IDEALS INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT Rajasthan Dhariyawad
MAHARAJA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Rajasthan Udaipur
MAHARAJA COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT Rajasthan Udaipur
VIVEKANANDHA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY FOR WOMEN Tamil Nadu Thiruchengode
BHARATHIDASAN SCHOOL OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Tamil Nadu Erode
M.G.R. GOVERNMENT FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE Tamil Nadu Chennai
SRI KALAIMAGAL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Tamil Nadu Thiruvallur Dist.
ST.PETERS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Telangana Warangal
SAHASRA COLLEGE OF ENGINEEERING FOR WOMEN Telangana Warangal
ALLURI INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES Telangana Warangal
BALAJI INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES Telangana Narsampet
BALAJI INSTITUTE OF PHARMACY Telangana Narsampet
BHARAT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Telangana Mangalpally
DAVID MEMORIAL COLLEGE OF PHARMACY Telangana Yacharam Mandal
ELLENKI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FOR WOMEN Telangana Ptancheru
KAVITHA MEMORIAL P G COLLEGE Telangana Khammam
KAVITHA MEMORIAL P G COLLEGE Telangana Khammam
KINGSTON P.G.COLLEGEMCA Telangana Hyderabad
KITE COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES Telangana Ranga Reddy
MADHIRA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Telangana Kodad
MADHIRA INSTITUTE OF TECH. SCIENCE Telangana Kodad
MADHIRA INSTITUTE OF TECH. SCIENCE MBA Telangana Kodad
PRAGNA BHARATH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Telangana Hyderabad
SREEKAVITHA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Telangana Madhira
SRI YPR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Telangana Medak
VIJAY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FOR WOMEN Telangana Nizamabad
VIJAY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FOR WOMEN Telangana Nizamabad
VIVEKANANDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE N9 Telangana Karimnagar
UNITED SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Uttar Pradesh Greater Noida
KUKREJA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Uttarakhand Dehradun

Furthermore, as per ACTED data, there are 10,361 engineering institutions in the country that are approved by the AICTE with a total intake capacity of over 37 lakh students.

"Apart from closing several colleges we are also focusing on life skills and solving real life problems. The number of jobs are diminishing in the country and to cover that up AICTE has formulated the National Student Startup Policy," the AICTE chairman told in a recent PTI report.

"State-of-the-art language labs will be set up in about 220 government colleges in Rajasthan starting this academic session as in this era of globalisation, knowledge of language is a necessity," told Kiran Maheshwari, minister of Rajasthan Technical and Higher Education.

Improving the education quality :

In order to improve the quality of education in the country, AICTE is likely to introduce 6 month teachers training for the faculties who would be employed at the engineering colleges.



Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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