These 6 Engineering Colleges in Punjab to Shut Down as per AICTE

A total of 6 Engineering colleges in Punjab are on the verge of shutting down. AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) has declared to close 800 engineering colleges in India from the next academic year out of 6 colleges are from Punjab. Almost around 27 lakh of seats remain vacant in various Engineering colleges in India, after studying the intake reports of different Engineering Institutes AICTE has come over to the conclusion of closing down of 80o colleges.

From 2014-15 to 2017-18, AICTE has approved the closure of almost 410 engineering institutes in India. And the Council have asked the colleges to submit the reports regarding the failure of intake of students by the end of September.

Engineering College of Punjab to be shut down & the reason

The decision of the closure of these much engineering colleges in India has been taken by looking on to progressive reports of the Colleges. That means the colleges fail to admit students in the first year in the new academic year. Not only in Punjab, but the shutting down of Engineering Institutes will be followed throughout the country. Only in the state of Punjab, 6 engineering college will be shut down, out of which 5 are from Mandi Gobindgarh. Here’s the list of Engineering colleges in Punjab, which will be closed-

RIMT Institute of Management Computer Technology (Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab)

Regional Institute of Management & Technology (Mandi Gobindgarh- Punjab)

RIMT Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College (Mandi Gobindgarh)

Update Note: These colleges have not shut down. Above 3 colleges are now under RIMT University and are very much functional.

Desh Bhagat Institute of Advance Computer Science (Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab)

Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Science (Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab)

Chitkara Institute of Engineering & Technology (Rajpura- Jhansla).

Note: Chitkara college which is being closed is the old Institute that was under PTU. All engineering colleges under Chitkara University remain unaffected.

AICTE has rolled the decision, that all the Engineering Colleges in India, who has less than 30% of admission from past five years will either be shut down or else have to get merged with some local colleges. So either these 6 colleges of engineering in Punjab will have to close or merge with any of the nearby institutes.

More Engineering Colleges in India to be closed

Apart from Punjab, states like- Rajasthan, Telangana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are also losing many of their engineering colleges approved by AICTE. As per the reports, Out of these 800 colleges, the maximum number of Engineering colleges in Telangana state are on the verge of closure.

Source: India Today


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