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No proposals pending for opening of new engineering colleges in country: HRD Minister

Nishank gave the information in response to a written question in Lok Sabha.

Published: 10th December 2019 10:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2019 10:03 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: There are no proposals or applications pending for opening of new engineering colleges in the country, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Monday.

Nishank gave the information in response to a written question in Lok Sabha.

"There are no pending proposals or applications with University Grants Commission (UGC) or All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for opening of new engineering colleges in the country," he said.

"A few seats have remained vacant in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and AICTE approved engineering colleges," he added.



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