The High Courtappointed expert committee report has pointed out that 26 engineering colleges in the state, including 8 IHRD colleges, have been performing poorly for the last three years.
The HC observed that if the government does not make the recognition process stringent, more substandard engineering colleges will be churned out in the state.
Colleges in Kannur University were doing fairly well, with the exception of Malabar Institute of Technology, Anjarakandy, and Sadguru Swamy Nithyananda Institute of Technologies, Kannur, which started recently.
The court asked the Kannur University Registrar to monitor the coaching and examination results in these institutions.
In Calicut University, most of the colleges produced good results while in some colleges results in some subjects were not very good.
In Cochin University, 8 colleges have a pass rate of less than 40 percentage for the last three years and it indicated that teaching standard was very poor.
The court said that Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology, had a pass rate of 16.
59 percentage, 21.
35 and 22.
36 in the last three years.
Similarly pass rate was less in M G College of Engineering, Co-operative Institute of Technologies, Vadakara, and TKM Institute of Technology.
There is no justification for the government to run these colleges in the present condition, the court said.
The IHRD should improve the academic quality of its colleges in Munnar, Thrikarippur, Karunagappaly, Attingal, Cherthala and Kottarakkara, the court held.
The performance of several colleges in MG University and Kerala University was poor.