In a startling revelation, one of the officials from All
India Council for Technical education has admitted that around 90 per cent of
the institutes in the country are flouting norms. The supply has surpassed the
demand which has created a pool of sub-standard institutes.
Revealing the same, AICTE adviser MK Hada said, “In a
surprise inspection conducted by AICTE in 400 colleges, as many as 350 were
found not fulfilling basic norms stipulated by the council.”
While attending a one-day workshop on ‘Approval process and
e-governance’ at Lucknow University, he spoke on the problem of poor admissions
plaguing technical institutions as a result of which over hundreds of technical
colleges across the country have sent their request to AICTE for closure,
reported Times of India.
Hada informed 154 technical colleges had failed to fulfill
norms laid down by the council. “We will send notice to these colleges
asking them to overcome their deficiency. In case they fail to do it, they will
not be given extension for the next academic session. Students in these
institutes will be shifted to others.”
AICTE is organizing an all India workshop chain to
disseminate information on AICTE’s online approval process. So far, 25 states
have been covered.