He also said, "The technical education sector in the country is on a growth path and contrary to all reports against this. This year AICTE has got 581 new applications for opening new technical institutions across India. All over the country 1.2 million enrollments have been taken place while intake is 1.6 million,"
The Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr Shashi Tharoor, said, "The conquering students have to meet the industry standards. Now, leading companies, including TCS and Infosys, are giving one year training to employees before they are recruited,"
"The industry is of the view that the students lack of academic excellence, which is one of the prime areas that should be improved," he added.
Kerala state Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy said that setting up a new regional office if AICTE in Kerala will gave an motivation to technical education on the state. The state Govt is committed to allot land to the AICTE for this, the CM said while inaugurating the camp office of AICTE.
Chandy said, "AICTE and Union Minister Shashi Tharoor had requested the state government to allot a land for setting up a permanent office in Thiruvananthapuram, for Kerala and Lakshadweep. The matter of allotting land will be discussed in the next cabinet meeting and 50 cents of land sought by the AICTE will be allotted,"
Chandy further said, around 390 colleges are working under AICTE affiliation and by setting up of new AICTE regional office in Kerala would improved the quality of the technical education in the state.