Over 200 Engineering Colleges to be Shut in India by AICTE | Here’s What’s Happening

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced the closure of approximately 200 engineering colleges in India from this session.  And the decision will come into action from the current session that will begin in July 2018. Whereas within 2018, 200 substandard engineering colleges in India will be closed as decided by the AICTE.

And as per the new order of AICTE, India’s most of the engineering colleges will see the dropping of the number of seats in it by 80,000 & above. So from the new session in the engineering college student will be facing cut down in the seats in AICTE approved engineering colleges by more than 80,000. Check out much more details regarding the closing of 200 engineering colleges in India below.

The latest decision of AICTE to close 200 engineering colleges in 2018

As per the all-new decision of AICTE, the colleges that have been termed as substandard by the council will not be able to enroll new students from the new session. All these colleges will only be ceased after the current batch graduates from the campus. And the decision has brought down the number of seats in engineering colleges by 80,000.

Many colleges have applied for the closure due to low admissions in the past few years. The number of colleges that have applied for the closure in AICTE has been around 200. Although the shutting of these substandard colleges has increased the enrollment process of the students in some elite engineering colleges including IITs & NITs.

And the current Admission Scenario at the Engineering Colleges

From past 4 years, Engineering colleges in India have seen the downfall of around 3.1 lakh number of seats. Since 2012-13, the actual number of enrollment of students in the engineering colleges has also come down by 1.86 Lakh. As per the statement of AICTE, there has been a fall of around 75000 engineering seats every year.

Also by the time of 2022, AICTE has decided to make it mandatory for the engineering colleges to get at least 50% accreditation from NBA (National Board of Accreditation) for the courses offered in the campus. Currently, there have been only 10% of the programmes in India that are accredited by NBA.

Coming years are going to be tough for the students, who are willing to be an Engineer in India.


Gurjit Kaur

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