AICTE to shift students from Navi Mumbai college to other institutes
SIES Graduate School of Technology, Nerul, is one of the several engineering colleges in the state whose student intake was reduced by AICTE after they flouted its norms.mumbai Updated: Oct 26, 2016 13:02 IST
The apex regulatory body for engineering courses, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), has decided to shift some students from a Navi Mumbai college to other institutes, after the college failed to meet the conditions laid down by the Bombay High Court (HC).
SIES Graduate School of Technology, Nerul, is one of the several engineering colleges in the state whose student intake was reduced by AICTE after they flouted its norms. In an interim relief to colleges, the court had permitted them to admit students, albeit with some time-bound conditions.
The decision comes days after all of the 400 students admitted to Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil Pratishthan’s (PVPP) College of Engineering, Sion, in first and second year, were to be shifted to other colleges, as the Supreme Court (SC) put a conditional stay HC order allowing the college to conduct admissions for this academic year.
PVPP College is among the seven institutes in the state who were barred from admitting any student this year. After HC granted interim relief to all these institutes, the AICTE filed Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) in SC, challenging HC orders involving four of these institutes. While the SC decided to refer the matter back to HC in the case of three of those colleges, an exception was made for PVPP College.
While the AICTE did allow SIES College to conduct admissions, it had reduced its intake by 15%. With the college failing to meet the HC conditions in the stipulated time, around 25-30 first year students from the college will be transferred to other colleges in the vicinity.
The other colleges, whose intake was reduced, are likely to meet the same fate, unless they fulfil the HC’s conditions in time.
Subhash Mahajan, director, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) said that the students will be transferred after their first semester examinations.
First Published: Oct 26, 2016 13:01 IST