AICTE to Shut Technical Colleges With Less Than 70% Student Occupancy | Check Details Here

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is now planning to shut down all the technical colleges that have less than 70% student occupancy across India. The news of AICTE soon taking this stern decision have shocked many educational groups those are running technical institutes and fall under this category of student capacity.

The council is trying to keep a tab on the technical colleges across India those are recognized by AICTE and are running at less than 50% capacity. These technical institutes will consist of those offering courses like B Tech (bachelor of technology), BE (bachelor of engineering), BPharma, MTech, MCA, MBA, and BArch.

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AICTE plans to shut technical institutes with less than 70% students

The reason why AICTE is considering to ask technical colleges in India to wind up and shut down is the last five years data. It depicts that less than half number of students enrolled in such technical institutes could only manage to get the jobs via campus placements while rest are dismay of unemployment. The last year’s data show only 40 % of job placements of the students studied at the AICTE affiliated technical colleges. AICTE is the apex body running the technical education across India and the percentage of students’ job placement will mar its reputation.

Effects on job placements in AICTE affiliated colleges

Also, AICTE is considering it as a sign of deteriorating education quality in such institutes that cannot fetch a sound career option once they are through with their academics via campus placements. This shocking situation also gained prominence after various reports online suggested that the quality of education in the country is worsening. Not only the quality of education students are receiving in these colleges but somewhere the prevailing situation also hints at the bad state of affairs that includes incompetent teaching staff, poor infrastructure, and inadequate facilities.

However, the industry experts, especially with the engineering background mentions that every year lakhs and lakhs of engineers are being produced across India who ultimately aims at best college placement with satisfactory job and remunerations. Technical colleges like these who are affiliated to AICTE but do not comply with the right amount of infrastructure and education are producing low-quality engineers, which somewhere or the other hampers the career of every individual.


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