The sources revealed that some colleges have not only violated norms by illegally admitting students into ME/M.Tech courses even before getting affiliation from Nagpur University (NU), but also conducting classes in the evening despite the fact that part time courses in ME/M.Tech was banned by the AICTE.
"A majority of these colleges had admitted students who were working in different companies or having their own enterprise. Since such students were not able to attend full-time classes, these colleges conduct their lecturers in the evening from 7PM onwards making a complete mockery of rules and regulations", said the sources.
The earlier engineering dean Dinesh Agarwal blasted the colleges for indulging in such illegalities for ranking in the moolah, and also the NU administration for shielding such colleges instead of taking action against them.
Mr.Agarwal, who is also a Management Council member said "The AICTE had completely stopped part time BE/B.Tech and ME/M.Tech courses long back. But some colleges are indulged in conducting classes in the evening as they admit students who are in jobs".
"Such students should pursue education as sponsored candidates from their respective companies instead of indulging in such illegalities", he added.
In-fact Mr.Agarwal, also blamed students for taking up admissions in such colleges. He already had written a letter to chancellor K.Sankaranarayanan and AICTE chairman SS Mantha seeking a high-level inquiry into the entire affair.
He also warned that if action was not taken, he would request the chancellor to invoke his jurisdiction vested with him under AICTE Act, which provides for VC's removal for International and deliberate breach of provisions of the Act, status, ordinances, rules and regulations of the university.