AICTE to lift ban on new engineering colleges, improve admissions in core branches-Education News
Technical education regulator, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), plans to revoke the moratorium imposed on new engineering colleges this year.
The decision, AICTE member secretary Rajive Kumar told, has been taken after considering an increase in admission in core engineering courses last year. “We have analysed the data of core engineering branches in the last year. The admission trend in these core engineering courses is increasing now. Also, it was felt that students are losing interest in core engineering branches and AICTE’s moratorium was sending a negative message to the students.
So it has been decided to revoke the moratorium,” said Kumar. The increase in admissions in core engineering, Kumar said, is linked to the introduction of minor degrees from 2020-21. In 2019, AICTE had imposed a two-year moratorium on opening new institutions in traditional areas of engineering and technology at degree, diploma and postgraduate levels, starting from 2020-21. The ban was extended to the 2023-24 academic year in 2022 with a few exceptions.
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