800 Engineering Colleges To Close Down Across India


Does your engineering college has enriched infrastructure facilities? Does your college impart the esteemed education to make you a well-settled engineer? If not, then no more worries now. All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) has made education rules more strictly for every engineering college. The council is concerned towards providing quality education to the shoulders of our country. For this AICTE has decided to close about 800 engineering colleges from the entire India. The decision has been taken by considering the fact that there are no takers of their seats and more than 50% of total seats are vacant in all these colleges.

Recommendations of AICTE chairman

Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, chairman of AICTE has suggested engineering colleges and universities revise their syllabus and improve their quality of education by replacing some theory part with practical classes. Moreover, AICTE has been taking steps for conducting exquisite training campaigns for the teachers, in which all new engineering college lecturers will have to undergo 6 months of training now. Existing engineering lecturers have to take up the training for 3 years compulsorily.

Declining Impact

A stream of engineering was the priority of 80-90’s science teens. The craze seems to be over now. Institutions for MBA education closed down a decade before and now engineering colleges will close down since both MBA and Engineering degrees have no future for students passing out. Since no industries are coming up, trading of imported raw materials, goods and products do not require engineering qualifications and MBA’s, they are over qualified for jobs, causing frustrations. New set up of Agriculture based industries, MAKE IN INDIA with foreign investments, Waste recycling industries, Solar Energy equipment and automation instruments, Value engineering products manufacturing, Import substitutions are solutions for job creation and then only such engineers and MBA’s after training have future with such qualifications.

Progressive Closure

Being approved by AICTE, the progressive closure will be processed in 410 engineering colleges of India from the session 2014-15 to 2017-18. It simply means, during the year of its approval of progressive closure, that particular college can’t give admissions to the new students, however, there will not be any hurdle for the older students to carry on their studies. This will be carried on the colleges that don’t comply with the terms of having the proper infrastructure for their students and also the colleges don’t have even 30% admissions every year. Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,  Telangana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, these states will not be affected much as these have the least number of colleges that come under this category.

These steps have been taken for the better education and future of the engineering students. Well, the initiatives have been taken by AICTE, but, what would be its results, that will come to the notice after the implementation of the orders.

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Having done Masters in Commerce, Komal is a lecturer by profession. She is always there to help out the learners of all age groups through different modes, having blogging one of them. It is the same interest, which makes her updating the readers about the every nook and cranny of latest education trends.