Rise in demand for engineering and tech courses

Number of colleges approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for offering undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and technology courses rose from 1,503 in 2006-07 to 6,472 in 2016-17.

Written by Amitabh Sinha | Published:October 2, 2017 1:13 am

WHAT HAS CHANGED

390 per cent

Number of colleges approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for offering undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and technology courses rose from 1,503 in 2006-07 to 6,472 in 2016-17. The total intake capacity in these colleges at both levels during this period went up from 6,11,487 to 29,98,298, a rise of 390 per cent.

WHAT HAS NOT

-7.9 per cent

Number of students enrolled in other AICTE-approved courses, including management, has not seen a rise in the last five years. In 2012-13, there were 6,141 institutes offering non-engineering technical courses like architecture, hotel management, pharmacy and town-planning. This number dipped to 5,586 in 2016-17. Similarly, the number of intake capacity at these institutes went down from 7,63,777 in 2012-13 to 7,03,416 in 2016-17, a reduction of 7.9 per cent.

Source: AICTE Annual Reports, AICTE dashboard
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