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April 23, 2018 Monday 11:45:07 AM IST

AICTE Mulls To Drop 1.3 Lakh Engineering Seats

Policy Indications

New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is planning to decrease the intake of seats by almost 1.3 lakhs in B.Tech and M.Tech courses, from the new academic year. As per the reports of the ANI, at least 83 educational institutions in the country, having around 24,000 seats, have applied for permanent closure.

Over 450 colleges have sought permission from the AICTE to discontinue some undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses. 

In response to the query by the news agencies, officials have hinted that out of the total number of requests made for total and partial closure, 80% applications are likely to be approved. In February 2018, IANS reported that AICTE served notices to 800 technical institutions last year, which, according to an official, were not able to fill 30 per cent of their total seats in last five years. The quantum of seats filled across institutes was pegged to be around 45-50 per cent of the total.    

(Source: Various News Agencies)