500 technical colleges may face closure over violations

Create: 04/15/2011 - 12:25

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is reviewing technical education institutions across the country. Many of these colleges have been found violating norms of land to cheating students. AICTE has been raiding institutions after a review of complaints by parents and students, and a scrutiny of documents submitted by the colleges to the apex technical education regulator.

“At least 500 technical education colleges have already been raided in the last few months across India,” disclosed an official.

The surprise checks are conducted by two educational experts and an architect. They verify several credentials such as land transfer and ownership, building plans, infrastructure, quality of education and faculty among other things.

M.K. Hada, member secretary, AICTE, confirmed the development and said the drive was aimed at “cleaning up the system and bringing transparency in the technical education space.”

The ministry official said the concerned authorities have already prepared a report based on the “surprise raids” and are hearing what the erring institutes have to say. “We believe in fair play and hence have given a chance to these colleges to give their version. At least 210 such colleges have already made their points by person to the AICTE.”

After hearing the colleges, the expert panel, comprising 21 experts and officials from the technical education field, will decide on how many should be sent closure notices, the official added.

The names of therring institutes will be made public once the procedure is completed informed officials from AICTE and the ministry.

The ministry official says of the 500 colleges, a majority of them are teaching engineering and management courses. States such as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu lead in the number of colleges being examined.

An estimated 50,000 students are enrolled in the 500 colleges under scanner, according to the ministry official. Once an institute faces closure, the concerned state government will be responsible for shifting the students to another institute, the official said.

Such scrutiny is critical for maintaining standards, said J. Veeraraghavan, a former education secretary.

“Powerful people are running professional colleges. (They) are making money and AICTE must come down hard on them,” he said. “I believe AICTE should engage in constant inspection and work with them with a focus on substance in curricula and teaching methods.”

The quality checks should be conducted by permanent employees rather than temporary ones as is the practice now, Veeraraghavan added.

AICTE has also taken transparency measures like e-application and e-approval system since the last academic session. It also asked all colleges for details of both physical and intellectual infrastructure, including details of faculty and their qualifications.

[Source: Livemint]

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

AICTE should look into the following in B.Tech Biotechnology programme in Engineering Colleges. This programme is taught by PhDs in Botany, Zoology, Microbiology or Biochemistry which never had any technology and mathematics content. This is an academic fraud going on in biotechnology education in India for the past 20 years. Will AICTE take steps to stop this nonsense?

Submitted by L.R.Rana on

This is welcoming step on the part of AICTE. Please be hard during inspection and team members of inspection must be of reliable credentials. All must be learn lession from previous ill doings.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

All the rules on papers ,in ground its opposite,until you go straight forward nothing will work out,let us wait for your final report ,less than 5% will only be drop out or sometime nothing will be.hope for corruption less world

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

its very good thing ..........if this has been applied in a diplomatic way .........students ll saved and India ll be get very high qualified engineers .........more over the face of technical education ll change

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

e-application is alright but physical verification is equally important, welcome step

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

If the government want to enhance the quality of education system, Governemnt has to take the hard decision. Its necessary to save the career of the next generation.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Well said Veeraghavan. The inspectors should be permanent employees of AICTE and answerable for the poor state of the institutions they approved. The applications filed by the institutions and the inspection report should also be made public, may be in AICTE's site or so. This will help the present students to know what their institutions are projecting to agencies and what is the ground reality. The prospective students also will know where these institutions stand.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

AICTE hould have teeth to come heavily on erring institutions with respect to physical and intellectual infrastructure.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Its the time to take severe steps against these colleges who are playing with the future of students. Situation is that only one deserving candidate produces out of thousand students. Very soon you will see that situation that person who have the B.Tech degree could not tell the meaning of B.Tech.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

I am sure all such colleges must have been started with AICTE connivance. It's a different matter that now they are being probed.
--Prof R K Singh

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Professional education imparted by Private Institutions is a commercial proposition rather than skill development. Intellectual infrastructure is very limited and often bogus. Inspections were a farce, predetermined and often dictated. It is a welcome development that the very AICTE that is responsible for these state of affairs is initiating rectification. Let us see how many institutes will be facing the closure or will be closed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The touchstone of standards in educational institutions is the accomplishment of the student community who study the various courses there. More time should be spent on students' feedback about their institution and faculty than on some manufactured records about infrastructure and quality of education displayed before the scrutinizing committee. Interaction with alumni and a random selection of current-year students can be helpful.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

What quality of engineering education will be maintained if in a class 60 students are there? Presently the students admitted are of a lower quality and hence it is more important to reduce the number of students in the class at least to 30. Any other measure they take is only superficial. This is the only way we can improve the standards.
The strength in a masters program also should be reduced to a maximum of 10.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

The efforts at improving the quality and access to Technical and Professional education by the Minister for HRD is good and very necessary. Unver his leadership UGC, AICTE and other satutory bodies are are also begining to do their part. With the new Jan Lokpal bill and other measures to curb coruption let us hope things will improve. The society also must play its role by rejecting bad institutions.
Dr M Bhasi

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

There is a great need for reforms in the educational system at the school, colleges and university level. The schedule of declaration of result for admission and payment of fee etc. of the top most business schools and other professional institutions should be uniform. The institutions have their own schedule which causes lot of problems for admission seekers. One has to submit fees in many institutions and later on they create hurdles in refunding the same or they forfeit it. Particularly in all IIMs and IITs the schedule should be uniform. In higher educational institutions the name of the institution should have been duly approved by the competent authority like in the case of joint stock companies.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Closing of technical institution may create a kayos among students, alumni and parents.Rather closing it is essential for AICTE to act as a strong regulatory body and instruct them to rectify the existing shortcomings . the process of NOC should be more strict and without identifying the creditability of the owners just money should not be the criteria for academic institutions . The owners of technical institutions should have the academic orientation and during the visits the AICTE people should ask to interview some faculty and students abruptly .and “surprise raids” should be a regular feature without any complain For this the AICTE should have a very strong and committed team . It is now essential for managing technical education in India

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

AICTE RULES ARE TO GET MONEY BY BRIBES,TA,DA'S ETC.
MORE VIOLATIONS MORE MONEY.
AICTE IS MAKING MANY PROFESSORS,OFFICIALS FROM UNIVERSITY &STATE HIGHER EDUCATION,TECHNICAL EDUCATION,AND SO ON TO CORRUPT AND CORRUPT SITUATIONS.
FEEL SHAME,ACT FOR GOOD.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

AICTE made RR for Hotel management & catering Technology, In that they have mentaion master in hotel management & catering Technology,But AICTE it self does not have master programme so how they are asking for Maaster Degree as basic qualification.AICTE should come up with such programme First

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

in 6th pay commission the principal of poly and degree colleges are drawing the same salary but while looking into their exp and qulifications the aicte has forgotten or the commission was not aware of the same it seems as both are in the same pay band and grade pay but as far as exp and qualifiications are concerned wide variation is there. even you see the schoalrships whioch are given to engg/pharmacy is higher than the arts/science candidates here a degree college pricipal has to complete his ph.d by spending form his pocket whereas the poly princiapl is just b.e/m.e so to complete the ph.d he will take atleast 5 years so when he joins the services he will be 5 years juniou and also going to draw less salary than his classmate who is working in poly. i do not u/s where was the mind of the commission without seeing all these factors put them in the same pay band n gp is it justifying and the same is with professor also . i do not know when it awake them all these factors now aictge should look into all these things many times it happens due to non academician sitting in the pay commission.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Viva Institute of Management Studies, Virar has been violating norms and will be closed down said AICTE officials.
Students should be informed about it in advance.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

RESPECTED SIR /MADAM
PLEASE SIR ..INSPECT OUR COLLAGE ...NO FACILITIES IN OUR COLLAGE ,NO GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE...AND MANY MANY PROBLEMS ...PLEASE HELP SAVE OUR LIFE SIR ...THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS BY OPENING ENGINEERING COLLAGE NOT PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION THEY ARE NOT IN THE AIM OF TEACHING STUDENTS ...WE ARE SUFFERING PLEASE HELP ......INSPECT OUR COLLAGE SUDDENLY ...COME FOR INSPECTION WITHOUT INFORMING ...THEN SEE HOW STUDENTS SUFFER WITHOUT TOILETS,WATER ,NO HYGENIC FOOD,NO QUALIFIED STAFS ...ETC
oliver 15 Jun 2012
respected sir/madam
i am studying 3rd year in DR.NAGARATHINAM'S COLLAGE OF ENGINEERING ,NAMAKKAL,TAMILNADU. there are many PROBLEMS in that collage...we dont have qualified staffs ..our staffs itself got 3or 4 arrears ...then how will their teaching be? ..OR COLLAGE IS RUNNING SINCE 4YEARS ..i dont know how AICTE had approved our collage ..AICTE SOULD TAKE SERIOUS ACTION ... approximately 250 students are studying in our collage ( 3rd year-49students , 2nd year-180 students ,1st year-50 students)..promlems we have with collage is listed below 1).VERY VERY BAD AND UGLY INFRASTRUCTURE
2)NO SAFETY FOR STUDENT
3)NO QUALIFIED STAFFS
4)NO LAB FACILITIES
5)GETTING EXTRA FEES
6)NO HYGENIC FOOD ..AND DIRTY CANTEEN
7)NO PROPER TOILELS
8)NO PROPER DRINKING WATER FACILITIES..AND WATER PROBLEM IN HOSTEL
9)NO TRANSPORT FACILITIES
10)STAFS AND MANAGEMENT "BLACKMILE" STUDENTS THAT THEY WILL REDUCE INTERNAL MARKS
11)NO GAMES FACILITIES BUT COLLECTED FEES FOR SPORTS
12)ONLY 20 STUDENTS HAVE PASSED IN ALL SUJECTS IN THE WHOLE COLLAGE ..OTHER STUDENTS HAVE MORE THAN 15 ARREARS ..SOME STUDENTS DISCONTINUED THEIR STUDIES
13)NO COMPUTER AND INTERNET FACILITY
14)MORE THAN 5 TIMES ANNA UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS CAME FOR INVESTIGATION BUT THEY FOOLED STUDENTS ...MANAGEMENT WOULD HAVE GAVE BRIBE ....SO THEY RETURNED SILENTLY
15)WE HAD WENT TO ANNA UNIVERSITY TO COMPLAIN BUT WE WAS FOOLED BY ANNA UNIVERSITY ...THEY SUPPORTED MANAGEMENT ...ALL BECAUSE OF MONEY
16)MORE THAN 20 STUDENTS DINT WRITE THE 4TH SEMESTER ....BECAUSE THEY GAVE A COMPLAINT LETTER TO ANNA UNIVERSITY AND ALSO TO CHIEF MINISTER SO THEY WERE NOTED AND MANAGEMENT DID NOT LET THEM TO WRITE SEMESTER
17)NO RESPECT FOR STUDENTS
18)NOT TAKING PROPER ATTENDANCE ...TAKING ATTENDANCE ONLY 1 IN A DAY ..MORNING TEY TAKE ATTENDANCE AND IF ANY 1 NOTED THEY PUT ABSENT AFTER GOING TO STAFF ROOM
19)THEY ARE ASKING FINE (PENALTY )FOR EACH AND EVERY THING
20)NO COMPOUND IN OUR CAMPUS ,NO PROPER ENTRANCE
21)NO FIRST AID ,NO AMULANCE OR SPARE VECHICLE FO EMERGENCY
22)PRINCIPAL AND STAFS USE TO TREAT STUDENTS LIKE SLAVES THEY USE TO BEAT US ..THEY SCOLD US IN BAD WORDS ....STUDENTS DIE EACH AND EVERY DAY
23)THEY GOT 17,500 RS EXTRA FEES FROM STUDENTS ..AND DINT GIVE RECIPT FOR THAT
24)THEY ARE NOT GIVING GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP TO ALL STUDENTS.....THEY GIVE ONLY 2000 RS ...BUT IN OTHER COLLGES TAMILNADU GOVERNMENT S GIVING MORE THAN17000 RS ...THEY USE TO RO THAT MONEY FROM STUDENTS
25) FOR MANAGEMENT STUDENT THEY ARE GETTING MORE THAN 1 LAKH FEES
26) IN THIS SEMESTER 1 LAB WAS NOT CONDUCTED FO ECE AND COMPUTER STUDENTS BECAUSE NO LAB FACILITY
27)STAFS USE TIME PASS IN CLASS HOURS
28)WE COULDNT DEVELOPE OUR KNOWLEDGE ..THEY ARE NOT COACHING US '...
29)OLNY FEW STUDENTS KNOW TO BROWSE THEY DINT KOW EVEN HOW TO OPERATE COMPUTER ...WE DONT HAVE INTER NET FACILITY TO LEARN AND KNOW ABOUT INTERNET
30)ONE STUDENT TRIED TO ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BUT FRIENDS FOUND AND RESCUED HIM

IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT OR TO CONFIRM THE ABOVE SAID ARE TRUE ...YO CAN INSPECT OUR COLLAGE ANY TIME AND ASK THE SITUATION TO ANY STUDENT ...COME TO INSPECTION SUDDDENLY AND PLEASE SAVE OUR LIFE ......WE DTUDENTS DIE EACH AND EVERY DAY...PLEASE DONT SEND TAMILNADU OFFICIALS FOR INSPECTION BECAUSE THEY USE TO CHEAT STUDENTS FOR EARNING MONEY

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

R/Sir,
Why your commmitte is approving our college,
• Where not a single faculty is appointed from last 10 years.
• When faculty is not appointed how college is charging more fees in 1st year it was 34000, 2nd year they charges 41000 and now in final year 52000.
On asking principal, he says we have to pay to faculty.
• Most of faculty are our senior and they told us they are getting very low salary. They were forced to sign on actual amt. to show as per records to AICTE.
• One of faculty member is studying with us
• in our college we have only 45 computer in 2 lab which is shared by BCA, B.Sc (IT), BCCA, MCM, M.Sc (C/S), PGDCS&A and MCA.
How AICTE permit it.
• Libraray books are shared with above course students
• NO Proper INTERNET FACILITY
• Not a single software industry visited in our college during last 8 years
• AICTE already cut down 5 seats during it first inspection long back but afterward probably, no inspection take place physically.
• We complaint regarding this to DTE office of Nagpur, Mumbai but no result
• Our director having qualification MA (Geography) and he don’t understand anything about computer how AICTE norms accept this.
• Our Coordinator is not even able to speak in English and forget about his guidance in the class room. Even the 2nd bench of student is not able to hear properly what he is saying.

So, kindly give physical verification to check status by sending some strict official.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Respected Sir/Madam Help Us,

We are Students from Sastha Institute of Engineering And Technology, Chembarambakam, Chennai-600123,

I Would Like To Bring To Your Kind Attention on Following Things,
1. In this College They are Not At all Providing Good Food and Water,6 Months Back food Poisoned Happened nearly 80 Students From Hostel Are Admitted In Ram Chandra Hospital among this 10 Students Condition Become So Serious and we did Strike On this ,But Management didn’t Take Seriously and They Behave Like a Rowdies and vice chairman Speak Vulgarly with us, He Didn’t Give Respect to Our Parents Also..
And he is saying, we will Supply Worst Food Only, if any one Make demand or complaint to any one I will Give T.C and in Conduct Certificate I will write bad, Then You Wont Get seat in any were…WE ATTACHED VICE CHAIRMAN VOICE ALSO.HOW HE SPEAK WITH US…PLEASE LISTEN THAT
2.In This College There Is No Medical Room and There is No Doctor and there is no First Aid And all, Recently one Weak Back Snake bite Two Students and That Time There Is Medical Facilities To help, On that Time Management didn’t Take Any Step students It Self arrange one car and take it to Hospital. Here We Are Living Like slaveries and we did so many Strikes on This, Even We Complaint to Anna University and to Police Also. But They Are Not At All Taking Any step On this and Police are Taking Money In front of us only…..

3. One Year Back Two Girls are Suicide, What is the reason behind that also We Don’t, Know. Please Help Girls Life Here…
4.Transport Facility Is also Not Good Here…Bus Drivers age is More than 65 Years And they Are not at all Driving Properly ,Buses Didn’t Have safety Window..
So many buses Didn’t Have Front and Back side Mirrors, RTO Also not taking checking Properly, They are taking Money from Management…So Please take Sever Action on RTO Members Also…
4.SO Many Teaching and Lab Instructors are Not at all have Good Knowledge and not qualified Persons, Here There is no PhD Professors, Even HOD’s also Not at all Qualified Persons, So Please Take Severe Action On this.. ..They are not all Clearing Our Doubts, If We ask More Times Means They Allocating Less Marks on Project and in Practical,,
Sir/Madam They Are All Spoiling So Many Students Life….

Once You come and Check College Strictly on all Department, While Coming Don’t Intimate Them, With Out Intimate and come,,, Other Wise They Will Arrange Temporarily
1).VERY VERY BAD AND UGLY INFRASTRUCTURE
2)NO SAFETY FOR STUDENT
3)NO QUALIFIED STAFFS
4)NO LAB FACILITIES
5)GETTING EXTRA FEES
6)NO HYGENIC FOOD ..AND DIRTY CANTEEN
7)NO PROPER TOILELS
8)NO PROPER DRINKING WATER FACILITIES..AND WATER PROBLEM IN HOSTEL
9)NO TRANSPORT FACILITIES
Sir/Madam Don’t Tell This Mail Id and all Please…. We Did So Many Strikes Even You Can Check with Poonamalli Police Station or Else you can See in you tube by Typing SASTHA COLLEGE STRIKE…Please Listen Attached V.C Voice

Please Help Us and Save Our Life …..We Are Paying Money by Taking Interest From Out Side and Studing But Here They Are not at all Providing Good Education, Good Food, good Water, No Medical Unit, No Transport Facilities, Every Thing Is Waste Here…

Help us, help us, help us…

Yours Faithfully,
SSIET STUDENTS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Respected Sir/Madam Help Us,

We are Students from Sastha Institute of Engineering And Technology, Chembarambakam, Chennai-600123,

I Would Like To Bring To Your Kind Attention on Following Things,
1. In this College They are Not At all Providing Good Food and Water,6 Months Back food Poisoned Happened nearly 80 Students From Hostel Are Admitted In Ram Chandra Hospital among this 10 Students Condition Become So Serious and we did Strike On this ,But Management didn’t Take Seriously and They Behave Like a Rowdies and vice chairman Speak Vulgarly with us, He Didn’t Give Respect to Our Parents Also..
And he is saying, we will Supply Worst Food Only, if any one Make demand or complaint to any one I will Give T.C and in Conduct Certificate I will write bad, Then You Wont Get seat in any were…WE ATTACHED VICE CHAIRMAN VOICE ALSO.HOW HE SPEAK WITH US…PLEASE LISTEN THAT
2.In This College There Is No Medical Room and There is No Doctor and there is no First Aid And all, Recently one Weak Back Snake bite Two Students and That Time There Is Medical Facilities To help, On that Time Management didn’t Take Any Step students It Self arrange one car and take it to Hospital. Here We Are Living Like slaveries and we did so many Strikes on This, Even We Complaint to Anna University and to Police Also. But They Are Not At All Taking Any step On this and Police are Taking Money In front of us only…..

3. One Year Back Two Girls are Suicide, What is the reason behind that also We Don’t, Know. Please Help Girls Life Here…
4.Transport Facility Is also Not Good Here…Bus Drivers age is More than 65 Years And they Are not at all Driving Properly ,Buses Didn’t Have safety Window..
So many buses Didn’t Have Front and Back side Mirrors, RTO Also not taking checking Properly, They are taking Money from Management…So Please take Sever Action on RTO Members Also…
4.SO Many Teaching and Lab Instructors are Not at all have Good Knowledge and not qualified Persons, Here There is no PhD Professors, Even HOD’s also Not at all Qualified Persons, So Please Take Severe Action On this.. ..They are not all Clearing Our Doubts, If We ask More Times Means They Allocating Less Marks on Project and in Practical,,
Sir/Madam They Are All Spoiling So Many Students Life….

Once You come and Check College Strictly on all Department, While Coming Don’t Intimate Them, With Out Intimate and come,,, Other Wise They Will Arrange Temporarily

Sir/Madam Don’t Tell This Mail Id and all Please…. We Did So Many Strikes Even You Can Check with Poonamalli Police Station or Else you can See in you tube by Typing SASTHA COLLEGE STRIKE…Please Listen Attached V.C Voice

Please Help Us and Save Our Life …..We Are Paying Money by Taking Interest From Out Side and Studing But Here They Are not at all Providing Good Education, Good Food, good Water, No Medical Unit, No Transport Facilities, Every Thing Is Waste Here…

Help us, help us, help us…

Yours Faithfully,
SSIET STUDENTS FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS

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