AICTE Lifts Moratorium For Starting New Colleges From 2023-24
Land exempted for colleges only covered area required; PUCA welcomes the move
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All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, has done away with the land requirements for starting or running technical institutions.
Now on the basis of the covered area along with Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and Floor Space Index (FSI), one will be able to start or run the technical institutions.
AICTE has also lifted the moratorium for starting new colleges from 2023-24. It is to be mentioned that since last many year, there was a ban on starting new technical institutions in the country.
While welcoming the initiative Dr Anshu Kataria, President, Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions (FSFTI), said that AICTE has given new lease of life to the technical institution across nation. Kataria also appreciated AICTE for giving the relaxation on maintaining the faculty against those seats which are not filled.
Kataria further added that with the surplus land, now the colleges will be able to utilise that land for other projects which will give big financial relief to the technical institutions of country.
While launching the Approval Process Handbook for 2023-24, AICTE has announced that the existing institutions willing to take AICTE approval for their technical programme will also have to obtain approval for all technical programmes offered. If it is found that any institutions has taken partial approval, then their approval accorded shall be subsequently withdrawn. The submission of online applications for academic year 2023-24 will begin with effect from March 23 till April 6, 2023.
Now onwards the merger of different PG diploma and MBA programmes will also be allowed as long as the student-teacher ratio is maintained. Also engineering institutions must have at least three core branches already and unlike previous year’s institution can apply for multiple programmes from the 2023-24 session.
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