Why States Don't Want New Engineering Colleges Anymore?

By siliconindia  |   Monday, 31 October 2011, 10:44 Hrs   |    8 Comments
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Bangalore: Earlier in India there were many aspirants for engineering seats because of a great demand for engineers not only in India but also in abroad. But around two decades back, only few aspiring engineers found seats in the engineering schools. Now the supply seems to have better demand. But lakhs of engineering seats in Indian colleges are been wasted.

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Because of this many state governments have requested the country's regulatory body All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to reject fresh proposals for starting any more engineering colleges, says Hemali Chhapia from times of India.

S S Mantha, Chairman of the AICTE said that they have received letters from the governments of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Chhattisgarh, telling them not to clear any proposals for engineering institutes. He also added that, in the rural parts of various states, many of the engineering seats are vacant, but only the core engineering courses of civil, mechanical and electrical have takers and the rest of the courses are not in much demand.

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