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Mar 22, 2007, 08.28 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

Prominent education institutes under AICTE radar

AICTE is at it again. It has put out yet another public notice this time questioning even the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad for carrying out unauthorized courses reports CNBC-TV18.

Prominent education institutes under AICTE radar

AICTE is at it again. It has put out yet another public notice this time questioning even the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad for carrying out unauthorised courses, reports CNBC-TV18.

 

169 institutes have come under the scrutiny of the all India council of technical education this year. The AICTE, which is the apex regulatory authority for technical education in India, has named another 104 institutes that are running technical courses in collaboration with foreign universities without the mandatory approvals.

 

The list includes prominent institutes like ISB Hyderabad, Amity school of distance learning, Welingkar Institute of Management development and research, Rai University, National Insurance Academy and Indian institute of planning and management or IIPM.

 

AICTE has put out such lists on its website even in the past and alerted students through public notices to refrain from taking admission in these institutes as it might hamper their future job prospects. But many institutes continue to challenge AICTE's claims.

 

When contacted ISB said that their goal is to become an international institution in India and they are concentrating on achieving that and they have nothing to say about AICTE's claims. IIPM in a written response said their programmes are in entrepreneurship and by no definition do they fall under technical courses.

The institute has never sought AICTE approval, nor does it plan to do so in future. Welingkar has already submitted their compliance reports to AICTE and are awaiting their response. AICTE officials were unavailable for comment. And even as AICTE remains content to issue just warnings the fate of lakhs of students remains uncertain.

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