In a move to control the number of technical education institutions, Haryana government has decided to shut down those not fulfilling the norms. The state government has asked the institutes to fulfil all the norms, including proper infrastructure and salaries to the teachers, or face de-affiliation.
Last year Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda has written to Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to avoid sanctioning more technical institutes for the state.
The decision has been taken following complaints regarding the lack of infrastructure and flouting of building norms against many engineering institutes that have mushroomed in Haryana.
Last month, Kurukshetra University cancelled affiliation of Shri Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology (SKIET) for not following the prescribed norms.
SKIET's affiliation was cancelled due to non-deposition of fee received in cash in the bank, transfer of funds from its account to a trust in Dehradun, violation of rules regarding the payment of salary to teaching and non-teaching staff, failure to get university nod for various appointments made at the institute, and non-qualified people being appointed against various posts