Days after the HRD Ministry said it will adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards states that fail to allot land for IITs and IIITs, technical education regulator AICTE has made it mandatory for new engineering colleges operating out of temporary campus to shift to permanent premises within two years.
According to new norms by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), if the institution fails to comply by the deadline, they will have to reduce the approved intake by 50 per cent with a two-year extension to shift to permanent campus failing which the institute will be liable for further action.
“The new technical institutions functioning in a temporary campus will have to move to their permanent campus within two years from the date of the Letter of Approval (LoA). The AICTE shall send an expert visit committee to such institutions to assess the status of readiness of the state government for operationalisation of these institutions in the permanent location,” a senior AICTE official told PTI.
“In case of the institutions not shifting to the permanent location even after two years and fulfilling the norms of the approval process, the approved intake shall be reduced to 50 per cent. If an Institution has not shifted even after four years, the council shall take appropriate action,” he added.
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