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Noida colleges divided over proposal

Colleges are divided over the proposal of holding the UPTIF-sponsored entrance examination for admission to engineering and management courses, reports Kapil Datta.

delhi Updated: Oct 19, 2008 00:11 IST

Colleges are divided over the proposal of holding the Uttar Pradesh Technical Institutions Foundation (UPTIF)-sponsored entrance examination for admission to engineering and management courses.

UPTIF (a federation of self-financed technical institutions in UP) general secretary Atul K Jain told Hindustan Times on Saturday: “UPTIF members at a meeting held in Noida on Wednesday has suggested conducting the entrance examination directly by the body at the national level as these colleges were not able to get enough candidates through the UP Technical University entrance examination.”

“Thus, several seats are lying vacant in various courses, causing losses to the institutes,” he added.

Association of Greater Noida Industries president Dr.D.K. Garg, however, said: “The proposal is not feasible. Seats are vacant due to poor commitment and dedication towards excellence in education by the promoters of these colleges. Their main target is multiplying their investment and treating the students as customers, not as their own children.”

UP Technical University. vice-chancellor Prem Vrat, when contacted, said: “We have not received any proposal from the UPTIF yet. On receipt of any proposal we will consider as per University rules and guidelines. However those unsatisfied can withdraw their affiliation.”