All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has finally given its approval to 27 colleges to run B.Tech courses under FYUP of Delhi University. It has given approval for the 2013-14 batch which had taken admission in the B.Tech courses, as part of the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).
According to the Times of India, a senior official said, "We have received a communication from AICTE informing that the approval has been granted to the 27 colleges."
B.Tech programmes in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science that were not a part of UGC last year, were launched as a part of FYUP.
AICTE, the apex advisory body regulating technical education in the country, was supposed to give approval to the colleges.
The students had raised their concerns in February with Smriti Irani, the HRD minister, regarding the non-approval of the courses. She, in turn, had directed the VC to do the needful. AICTE's disapproval for B.Tech became the point of argument between the HRD ministry and DU VC Dinesh Singh.
AICTE had given the colleges a 'six-hour' deadline to submit an affidavit in April, that stated that they would address the failure of faculty and infrastructure within the next six months.