No new engineering colleges till 2024: AICTE

New Delhi: The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced that it will not give the nod for setting up new engineering colleges in the country until 2024.

However, it has been proposed to allow more seats in the institutions where students have been admitted in more than 80% seats. The proposal is to allow 25% additional seats where the admission rate was 95-100%. Meanwhile, 15% additional seats would be allowed in the colleges that has an admission rate of 80– 95%.

The AICTE has instructed to permit multiple entry–exit for students in engineering colleges. Those who exit the course after one year would get a regular certificate while the students who complete two years of study would get under-graduate diploma. Meanwhile, those who complete three years would get a bachelors degree in vocational education.

Seats for children who lost parents to COVID-19
The AICTE has decided to allow additional seats in all the polytechnics in the country for the children orphaned due to COVID-19 pandemic. Two additional seats have been granted for all the courses as part of the ‘PM Cares’ project. This reservation wouldn’t affect the prospects of other students as the seats are additionally allowed.  

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