Around 20 engineering faculties have shut down for the tutorial yr 2021-22 in Tamil Nadu. The state has 1,51,870 undergraduate seats throughout 440 engineering faculties. Last yr, 460 engineering establishments have been taking college students for admissions in numerous branches. The Directorate of Technical Education launched the 2021 Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission rank record, which shows the variety of accessible seats and faculties.
According to The New Indian Express, 18 engineering faculties have shut down in Tamil Nadu this yr whereas 5 extra have been barred from taking admissions attributable to alleged violation of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) norms.
“The violations include not maintaining faculty-student ratio, and not having required infrastructure, including land, among others,” an AICTE official was quoted as saying by The New Indian Express.
The 18 faculties which have been requested to close outlets didn’t have a viable infrastructure to proceed operations, AICTE mentioned. There can also be a rising name to shut down these personal faculties which don’t impart high quality schooling.
E Balagurusamy, the previous Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Chennai, asserted that greater than 100 self-funded engineering faculties in Tamil Nadu wanted to be closed, saying these establishments should not have correct school, infrastructure and labs.
“We do not need so many colleges and many of them are economically not viable, either not paying the faculty properly or paying them poorly,” he mentioned whereas criticising Anna University and AICTE for not taking motion towards such faculties.
Four new establishments in Tamil Nadu have been allowed by AICTE to start out performing from this yr.
While 1000’s of engineering faculties have cropped up throughout the nation within the final 20 years, the standard of schooling nonetheless stays a difficulty. The engineering programs are additionally dropping their sheen because of the commercialisation of the schooling system.
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