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HRD Ministry issued notices to 279 institutions running without approvals

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said that 121 such technical institutions have been closed during 2015-16

By: PTI | Published: March 10, 2016 6:25 pm

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has issued notices to 279 institutions found to be running without statutory approvals, Rajya Sabha was told today.

In a written reply to a question, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said the notices have been issued to the institutions to close down programmes or fulfill the mandatory requirements and approach AICTE for approval.

Responding to another question, Irani said there is no provision in AICTE Act for blacklisting higher education institutions.

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She, however, said in case norms are not followed action can be taken, including suspension of approval for supernumerary seats, no admission status in respective courses for one academic year, withdrawal of approval in the respective course, reduction in seats intake, withdrawal of approval of the institution and its closure.

“121 such technical institutions have been closed during 2015-16,” she said.

In response to another question, the HRD minister said that as per an independent survey commissioned by it in 2014, 60.64 lakh children were out of school in the age group 6 to 13 years.

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  1. R
    Mar 10, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    Nowadays education is an business. it comes under the hand of corporate. soon all govertnment schools are going to close. this should be stoppped. allocating more money in children education. cancelling licenses of private educational insution which is not recognized/approved by government of india