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AICTE approves closure application of 150 colleges

Updated on Thu, 24 May 2012 at 00:10 IST

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved the request to shutdown around 150 colleges. The reason given by these colleges were their in-ability to fill the seats.

According to HRD Ministry sources, more than 200 technical institutions submitted applications for closure of courses due to various reasons, including poor admission. Of these, 143 have been permitted.

Andhra Pradesh - 56
Uttar Pradesh - 17
Rajasthan - 18
Gujarat - 13,
Maharashtra - 7
Haryana - 6
Punjab - 6
Chhattisgarh - 6
Karnataka - 5
Madhya Pradesh - 5
Tamil Nadu - 2
Bengal - 2
Uttarakhand - 1
Bihar - 1

"Against this backdrop, the Government has put a check on growth of private engineering colleges. The total number of permissions granted to start new engineering colleges during 2009-10 was 250. It came down to 171 in 2010-11," said a source.

AICTE has already stopped giving approval to any new college till 2014.



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