UGC chops the powers of AICTE. Drafts new Regulations

After the final verdict on the University Grants Commission (UGC) on 25 April 2013.

Now UGC has prepared rules and regulation to chop the powers of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

On its verdict, its clearly mentioned that, colleges affiliated to a Universities do not come under the purview of the definition of "Technical Institution" as defined under section 2(h) of the ACITE Act 1987.


Under the circumstances, it has become imperative for the universities and UGC to evolve a suitable methodology to ensure that existing technical / engineering college affiliated to universities do not dilute standards of technical education imparted by them.

UGC chops the powers of AICTE

In the view of the above, UGC has prepared the draft regulations on Technical and Professional Education regulated by AICTE.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Clauses (f) and (g) of Sub-section (1) of Section 26 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, the UGC hereby makes the following Regulations, namely,

  • These Regulations may be called the UGC [Approval of Colleges offering Technical Education by Universities] Regulations, 2013.
  • They shall apply to all Colleges offering Technical Education and seeking approval and / or already approved / affiliated to the Universities in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act or a State Act.
  • They shall come into force with immediate effect.
  • Grant of Approval by University for a New College offering technical education, change of site / location, closure of a college offering technical education, conversion of a College of Women's into co-ed college.
  • Grant of approval are made through the prescribed application form.
  • No College shall offer programmes and courses in technical education without the approval of the affiliating University.
  • Every University shall maintain a list of un-approved Colleges offering programmes / courses in technical education based on the information received and verified by the University and shall also inform the UGC and general public about the same from time to time.
  • Any College running any Program / Course in Technical Education in violation of Regulations, shall be liable to appropriate initiation of Penal Civil action including withdrawal of approval, if any, and / or criminal action by the University against defaulting Societies / Trusts / Companies / Associated Individuals and / or the College, as the case may be.

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