New Delhi: Mr. Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) told that after careful consideration, the council has decided to close down 800 Engineering colleges in the country which failed to provide adequate infrastructural facilities to the students.
He further told that due to the low standards of Engineering Colleges, the future of the students is becoming uncertain. They get degrees but due to their professional incompetence they are unable to get jobs.
It may be noted that 64 Engineering Colleges are from Telangana State. In UP, 47 colleges face closure. In Maharashtra, 59 colleges have been identified for closure whereas in AP 29 colleges have been given closure notices.
AICTE has already identified the colleges which are to be closed down next year. They will be asked to stop admissions in the first year. The students who have already been admitted in the first year of Engineering Courses, will be allowed to complete it. Such of the colleges which approach AICTE for closure, will be permitted to do so. The students studying in these colleges will be shifted to other colleges.
It is reported that since 2014, some Engineering Colleges have been taking steps to close down their colleges due to various problems. They are approaching the concerned universities for cancellation of their affiliations. Now that AICTE has formulated stringent rules and regulations for the closure of colleges, such colleges could approach the council.