COIMBATORE: Anna University (AU) in Chennai, which has completed field inspections of affiliated private engineering colleges, has started sending show-cause notices to those without adequate infrastructure facilities and faculty strength.
Over 100 of the 550 affiliated private colleges were found to have fallen short on meeting the university’s criteria.
The university had formed affiliation inspection committees consisting of senior faculty members and subject experts in March for the inspections before granting affiliation for the 2016-17 academic year.
The committees found that over 100 colleges do not meet AU’s norms on faculty strength and infrastructure facilities like classrooms, laboratories and libraries.
However, only in a few cases are the shortfalls major, like lack of adequate faculty strength. In such cases, AU has send show-cause notices asking why action should not be initiated against them.
In most cases, these are minor, like not having enough books in the library or subscribing to a specified number of journals. To these colleges, AU sends notices to rectify the shortfalls and then send it compliance reports.