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Mangaluru: 11 engineering colleges from state, 300 from country, facing closure?


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Dec 7: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has published in its web page the fact that about 300 engineering colleges in the country including 11 from Karnataka are facing the risk of being closed from the next academic year. One of these colleges, it is gathered, is located in Dakshina Kannada district.

As per information, about 19,000 engineering seats are lying vacant in Karnataka alone. The fact that the figure of vacant seats w=swelled from 1 5,561 in 2016-17 to 19,407 in 2017-18 gives an indication that students are losing interest in pursuing engineering courses.

AICTE, as per an information, has instructed colleges with an intake of less than 30 percent admissions during the last five years not to admit students afresh during the next academic year.

Out of about 3,000 engineering colleges in the country in which 13.56 lac students are studying, admission of students has been less than 50 percent in about 800 of them. Even among the 300 colleges with low intake, 150 have less than 20 percent admission. As per the web page, the 11 colleges set for closure in Karnataka include two from Hubballi, seven from Bengaluru, one from Ballari and one from Dakshina Kannada district.

The students seem to be turning away from engineering courses because of slump in recruitment in software companies, giving rise to this phenomenon whereas till a few years back, it was difficult for the aspirants to get a seat even in ordinary engineering colleges. Anumber of new engineering colleges have opened in the recent past, and the future of several of them are in jeopardy.

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  • P Rebello, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 9 2017

    AICTE should think of increasing educational standards of existing colleges rather than just increasing the number of Seats.
    Even the new IITs opened are below standard.
    Existing Syllabus of local Engineering Colleges is outdated.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    Engineering colleges are coming out like auto rickshaws coming on the road.
    Some one has made a lots of money out of this whole game, while the country lacks good engineers nor engineering colleges.

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  • Michael Noronha, Mysore

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    The blunders of AICTE giving recklessly permission to start Engineering colleges over the past 15 years has now ended up in lack of admissions. Capitation fees were collected by these institutions under Management quota which was an unethical practice. Closure of 3000 institutions will end up in mass unemployment of teachers and staff. AICTE should find some way out to rescue these institutions.

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  • Sayed Muzammil, Mangalore/Chennai

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    its better if AICTE bans VTU that willbe relief to many students out there.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    This is the principle of demand and supply because these colleges cannot run without required admissions

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    With rampant mushrooming of engg colleges quality has gone to the dogs! BTW, VTU is mired with lots of controversies n has lost all it's reputation!!

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    One of the professors told me last time that he feels bad teaching with the way the economy is now. What’s the point? he said. ‘Kids aren’t getting jobs. Many people have serious academic degrees but cannot find a job, especially engineering students.

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  • Harish, bcroad

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    AICTE has to made some criteria before giving permission to the new engineering colleges. There should be minimum distance between college to college, Population of the area etc. etc.

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    Who gave permission to start Engineering colleges at every bus stop in the Roads from Mangalore to Mudipu and Mangalore to Karkal ? It is the same AICTE approved and it is the same AICTE doing the closure.

    But what is the fate of Employees who joined these Institutes ? AICTE should answer before some suicides.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    It is unfortunate... indeed unfortunate that the engineering colleges are facing this situation. There was a time when colleges demanded capitation fees to give admissions to students. Now it is the other way about.

    A solution is difficult to arrive at. Hope the heads of these engineering colleges get together and have a discussion regarding this situation. Hope a tangible solution will be arrived at.

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  • kamesh, banglore,dubai

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    all people are worried about the seats and placements, all the people are hereby to get the latest info,
    please guys before admitting your pupil to any engineering collage in Karnataka please don't ask about the collage facilities, placements but try to get the information based on the university .
    And be aware of VTU one of the worst university in the present days. As said above money matters more than the academics for the comfort of VTU employee.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    Instead of establishing more IIT Govt must fix same infrastructure facility and staff and syllabus to private college ofherwise should be closed. Then we can have real engineers and real college s to ompart education.this should be followed all field of education.the present system is minting money and giving printed certificate with out knowledge.the politicians should not be in the field of education

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  • NN, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    All those printing press should be shut down and open up more IITs with strict admission criteria. Education should be free for everyone who has an ability to learn and not the ability to pay. Non practicing professionals like doctors, engineers, lawyers and accountants should lose their title. Brain-dead doctors (non-practicing) are not doctors and we should not address them as Dr. If everyone become Engineer or Doctor due to money power, the poor and bright students will have to work as clerks or jadu-malis. The system and the society has to change for the betterment of the country.

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    Same with the medical colleges.Last year they had to struggle a lot to get their seats filled.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    50 % of engineers coming out of these engineering colleges are unemployable ...as they do not join engineering to learn but to get a mere engineering degree...so that his/her family can proudly claim with their neighbors that mera beta/beti "Engineer| hai.! Same with doctors ..these days their intention is not to serve but to loot.
    Sorry state of affairs ..Having said this.. Indians have IQ which is incomparable ..We need the right kind of direction and channeling.. which seems to be missing.I am positive that such change in attitude will happen in the near future...

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Fri, Dec 8 2017

    I think we are patting our own backs on IQ front. Check out any survey on average IQ - Nationwise, you'll see Hongkong, S'pore, S Korea, China, Tiwan occupy the top positions. We are not even in top 75. Agreed, such surveys are controversial, but results are quite consistent and none are in our favor!

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  • Mangalore Mirror, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    It's basically the failure of the education system who do not send out a ready product. It is failure of the Govt which keeps giving licenses to new colleges to start but doesn't make sure that enough job opportunities are created. It is the failure of the authorities that do no encourage enough private investments where at least private jobs could be created. It's not enough to blame the pre decessors about failures, what's important is what have I done in my tenure and how many lives have I changed.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Close more of these colleges, because these colleges are only business institutions. 13.56 lakhs are going to be employed in India. Even 40% pass in II PUC are getting engineering seats.

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  • Jd, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 7 2017

    Over supply rots the fruit

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