AICTE adviser MK Hada said, "In a surprise inspection conducted by AICTE in 400 colleges, as many as 350 were found not fulfilling basic norms stipulated by the council," Hada was in the city to attend a one day workshop on 'Approval process and e-governance' at Lucknow University. The workshop was organised by the department of business administration.
Addressing representatives of various technical institutes in lucknow, Hada spoke about the problem of poor admissions plaguing technical institutions as a result of which over hundreds of technical colleges across the country have sent their request to AICTE for closure.
Hada informed that 150 technical colleges had failed to fulfill norms laid down by the council. "We will send notice to these colleges asking them to overcome their failure. In case they fail to do it, they will not be given extension for the next academic session. Students in these colleges will be shifted to the other colleges," said Hada.
In a bid to disseminate information on AICTE's online approval process, the workshop is being conducted across the country. So far, 25 states have been covered. He also expressed concern over petty things marring technical institutions and keeping students at the receiving end.
Earlier, vice-chancellor, Mahamaya Technical University (MTU) S K Kak applauded efforts of AICTE in easing out approval process and following the e-governance methodology. He also stressed quality education and best possible ways to management the technical institutions.
AICTE's northern region office Director, P K Sahoo highlighted the basic objective of e-governance process. He said e-governance was aimed at ensuring transparency, accessibility and quick disposal through online solution to over 15,000 technical institutions in India.