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No takers, State to loose 25 professional colleges

No takers, State to loose 25 professional colleges

Hyderabad: Telangana state has observed the highest drop in technical institutions with very few people opting for these courses with this academic year as many as 25 professional colleges have sought disclosure from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) sources said.

There will be huge seat cut of 9,777 seats in Telangana, the highest in the country this year followed by Uttar Pradesh which is has sought closure of 8,722 seats and Maharashtra dropped 8,124 seats this year, TOI reports.

Of the 25 colleges that has sought closure in Telangana, 15 are engineering and polytechnic colleges while 17 are MBA, PGDM colleges, two pharmacy colleges and one MCA college.

Apart from these colleges, the colleges have also sought approval for deleting 35 BTech courses and 96 MTech courses from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe speaking on reduction of seats said: “While few colleges were shut owing to less than 30 per cent admissions registered in the last three years, others sought closure due to fewer takers and lack of requisite funds, faculty and infrastructure to run the show.”

“The JNTUH, which is the affiliating university in Telangana for 90 per cent engineering institutions, has failed to introduce new technology courses. It is high time that the university allows us to introduce new courses,” said Srini Bupalam, vice-president of All India Federation of Self-Financing Technical Institutions.

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