AICTE Approves New Colleges Despite Many Vacant Seats In 2013

AICTE Approve 150 New Engineering Colleges

More than three to four lakh engineering seats were left vacant in 2013. In spite of this shocking statistic, the All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi has approved 150 new engineering colleges to be set up across India in 2014.

There are around 5000 engineering colleges functioning currently, across the country.

In some states, many colleges are facing the threat of closure and on the other hand, AICTE has approved new colleges for the same states.

According to sources, in last three years, 19 colleges in Andhra Pradesh, 6 in Uttar Pradesh and five in Maharashtra have closed down.

None of the engineering colleges in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have been closed.

Every year, more than 3 to 5 lakh engineering seats remain vacant after the admission process.

In 2013, more than 40,000 seats in Maharashtra, 1 lakh in Andhra Pradesh, 10,000 in Gujarat, 40,000 in Tamil Nadu, 5,000 in Karnataka were left vacant.

One of the engineering students questioned the AICTE approval, "AICTE's decision on set up of new colleges is questioning. So many of the colleges don't have the basic facilities to run the college. First AICTE has to take care of the exiting colleges. Is this the way the technical education in India is going up".

AICTE chairman SS Mantha said "Just because some institutions are not getting students, doesn't mean the new institutions will not get students. Institutions are closing down because they are unable to provide quality. With regard to unemployment among graduates, they may not be employed immediately after graduation, but will find jobs later. All countries face the problem of unemployment."

Also Read: How many engineering seats are there in India?

Top states with most number of engineering colleges are;

  1. Andhra Pradesh: 700
  2. Tamil Nadu: 498
  3. Maharashtra: 350
  4. Uttar Pradesh: 329
  5. Madhya Pradesh: 227

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