The all India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in the new academic session has shown some bold hints of strictness. This time the technical education regulatory body has noticed 101 technical institutes in India for not being able to keep up with quality standards and other requirements.
Most of the technical colleges noticed by the AICTE are in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Utter Pradesh, i.e. 26, 23 and 12 respectively. Also, there is one business school among six institutions in Tamil Nadu that have been noticed. All the colleges have got notices as they have not met the terms and conditions for running a college.
Where most of the colleges lack is up to the mark faculty and infrastructure facilities. Also, a few of them have got screwed for offering applied science courses in the capacity of engineering colleges. What is encouraging them to do it like this is huge demand of IT companies that recruit students through college campus. As is the recent trend, these IT companies are going for more and more B.Sc IT and B.Sc Bioinformatics graduates. They are paid less and expected to have and practice the skills that BE and B.Tech graduates have.
This is to be seriously noticed that recently only 5% of the total colleges have been sent notices and a lot of them are still to be audited. This would lead, probably, to 40% of all engineering colleges to be closed down. Remarkably, 200 colleges might get closed down in Tamil Nadu alone.