Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of technical institutions under the All India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) scanner. The apex regulatory body has issued show cause notices to technical institutions which suffered from infrastructural and academic deficiencies, asking why action should not be initiated against them.
The institutions were found to be lacking in physical infrastructure and not having adequate faculty members during a random inspection conducted by All India Council for Technical Education officials early last month.
The inspection was part of a drive to improve the quality of technical education across the country.
All India Council for Technical Education has send show cause notice to 324 technical institutions in total across the country. This includes 72 institutions in Southern Region, 28 in South West Region, 64 in South Central Region, 70 in Western Region, 30 in Northern Region, 41 in North Western Region and 19 institutions in Eastern Region.
Out of these 324 institutions, the maximum number of colleges were in Tamil Nadu. The apex regulatory body has sent notice to 71 institutions in Tamil Nadu. The southern regional office which covers both Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has also send a notice to a college in Puducherry.
Tamil Nadu was closely followed by Maharastra, where 70 institutions were found to have deficiencies. In Andhra Pradesh, which has maximum technical institutions in the country, 64 colleges were issued notice by the AICTE.
A total of 30 institutions were issued notice in Uttar Pradesh, 21 in Haryana, 14 each n Karnataka and Kerala, 11 in Orissa, 10 in Rajasthan, three in Punjab, two each in Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand and one in Assam. These institutions have been asked to be present at theAll India Council for Technical Education head office in New Delhi with necessary documents that are required for compliance of deficiencies stated.
The council has fixed a schedule between June 4 and June 13 to receive compliance reports from these institutions Action would be initiated after analysing the compliance report submitted by the colleges, an All India Council for Technical Education source said.