17 December 2017
Release of AICTE Approval Process Handbook 2018-19
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi today announced the norms for the Colleges/Deemed Universities/Private Universities for the Academic Session 2018-19.
Reduction in Faculty Ratio
Reacting on the new norms, Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions (AIFSFTI) and Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) welcomed the AICTE step for giving relaxation in the faculty ratio from 1:15 to 1:20 in Engineering & Technology.
No Land, only built up area required to open new College
Sh. R.S Munirathinam, Chif Patron, AIFSFTI while welcoming the step of AICTE on land relaxation said that to start a new college in Mega & Metro Cities, the minimum land requirement has been done away. Now no land but only built up area is required in the cities which have been declared as Mega and Metro by the census 2011.
Approval Process for Deemed/Private Universities
Sh. KVK Rao, General Secretary, AIFSFTI said that for the first time, AICTE has given the procedure for approval for the Institutions Deemed to be University/ Private University seeking approval for the first time from AICTE have to submit an application as a new Technical Institution for all their existing Technical Programmes and Courses. The institution deemed to be University having multiple campuses have to apply seperately for each campus for AICTE approval.
Dr. Kataria further said that to revive the technical education of the country still more reforms are required.The delegation of All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions (AIFSFTI) would meet higher officials soon in the 3rd week of December to request for more reforms.
Approval of Part Time Courses
AICTE has also approved Part Time Course subject to the same Course being run in the First Shift in the Institutions having a minimum of 80% admission in the last three years consecutively. This would help in utilization of all the existing resources in an institution.
It is to be mentioned that as of now in the Country there is a total intake of around 16.62 lakh in Engineering & Technology; 12.61 lakh in Diploma/Post Diploma; 3.93 lakh in Management; 1.30 lakh in Pharmacy; 85,000 in MCA; 9000 in Architecture; 6000 in Hotel Management.