￭ They are among 101 in country which have failed to meet norms
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued notices to three engineering and polytechnic institutes in Marathwada for not meeting quality standards.
According to sources, new engineering colleges and polytechnics are coming up every year across the country. Despite stringent rules and regulations, the institutes provide false information to the AICTE while seeking its nod. When students obtain admission to these colleges, they do not get required facilities and qualified teachers.
The AICTE carried out surprise checks in 2012-2013 and found 101 institutions - 26 from Andhra Pradesh 23 are from Maharashtra and 12 from Uttar Pradesh among them - across the country not meeting requirements for running an institution.
Maximum colleges failed to meet the requirements of faculty and infrastructure.
The colleges have been issued notices before the beginning of the new academic year to avoid loss of students and asked to come up with explanations regarding their non-compliance, efforts to upgrade their institutions and appear before Standing Appeal Committee (SAC) on April 16 and 17. If the colleges fail to oblige, they will not stand a chance for appeal. "The AICTE issued notices to 23 colleges in Maharashtra, three of them, three Marathwada. They are Shri Sai Institute of Technology (Aurangabad), Institute of Maitree Foundations (Latur) and Shri Shivaji Polytechnic Institute (Parbhani)," sources added.