Refusing to approve any technical education programmes either a part-time or evening basis at any technical institution, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has denied to allow any technical Institution to operate any such programmes.
According to the reports the new part-time MBA courses as well as admissions to existing ones will not be approved by the council from the next academic session. The B-schools in India are required to apply to the AICTE for renewing their part-time courses.
It has been widely observed that the facility given by the AICTE is being misused by several B-schools as they are using it to run other programmes on the pretext of part-time MBA programmes. These are not according to the framework that has been regulated by AICTE.This step may have an adverse effect on around 400 colleges and 20,000 students.
Some of the B-schools are disappointed with this decision while some institutes in Mumbai have decided to file a public interest suit in the Bombay High Court.