An AICTE official said, "It is part of our monitoring process. There is a set of regulations that all institutes must follow. We wanted to know if colleges were observing them or not. The shortcomings were pointed out to institutes, and they were given time to rectify them. Some were penalised through reduction of student intake. Subsequently, we zeroed in on these 23 colleges, which had still not complied with the norms."
Moreover, 101 institutes across the country have been asked to submit compliance reports. These include 26 from Andhra Pradesh, 12 from Uttar Pradesh, eight from Gujarat, six each from Tamil Nadu and Haryana, five from Odisha, four each from Rajasthan and West Bengal, two each from Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, and one from Jharkhand.
Few Institutes of Maharashtra include:
- Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai;
- Rohidas Patil Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai;
- NCRD's Sterling Institute of Management Studies, Thane;
- International Institute of Management Studies, Pune;
- Shree Ramchandra College of Engineering, Pune;
- Central Institute of Business Management Research & Development, Nagpur;
- Shri Sai Institute of Technology, Aurangabad;
- J T Mahajan College of Engineering, Jalgaon;
- Dr N H Wagh Institute of Management and Research, Nashik, and
- Siddhivinayak Technical Campus, Buldhana.