Students will have more options now with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Wednesday approving 116 new colleges in the state for the current academic year.
The council approves professional colleges for engineering and pharmacy and postgraduate courses in management (MBA) and computer application (MCA). “We had sent 240 proposals,” said S.K Mahajan, head of the Directorate of Technical Education.
“The approved colleges will begin from this academic year.”
While the exact number of colleges approved in the city was not known, some of the institutes that got the council's nod are Raigad-based Dilkap Research Institute of Engineering and Management Studies, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies and Kohinoor Business School, which is promoted by Manohar Joshi.
There are already 88,370 engineering seats, 8,513 pharmacy seats, 21,630 MBA seats and 7,138 MCA seats in the state. Entrance to all these courses is based on a common entrance test (CET) conducted by the state.