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More flak for AICTE

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) came in for flak on Friday for failing to improve and streamline technical education.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2008 00:44 IST
Chetan Chauhan

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) came in for flak on Friday for failing to improve and streamline technical education.

A parliamentary committee report, which was tabled in Parliament, said, “…the AICTE till date has failed to undertake any survey whatsoever… leaving thereby the crucial mandate of making forecast about the needed growth and development in technical education unattended so far.”

Earlier, HT had carried a series of reports on AICTE, highlighting corruption and inadequacies in its functioning. Agreeing to the reports, the committee said the council appeared clueless even about the various disciplines of technical education.

It also pointed out that the council was not willing to give autonomy to the institutions even though its charter of duties provided for it.

Furthermore, it found it disturbing that as many as 62 foreign institutions were operating in India without any approval.