Draft 'conflict of interest' policy for faculty start-ups: AICTE to engineering colleges, technical institutes

According to the policy for students' start-ups, participation in start-up related activities by faculty members will be considered legitimate

Allow student entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams: AICTE to engineering colleges

Student entrepreneurs may earn academic credits for their efforts while creating an enterprise. Institutes should set up a review committee for review of start-up by students, the official said.


AICTE to take up patent rights for on-campus inventions issue with commerce ministry

Asserting that the inventor should get credit for any invention on campus as it will encourage more people to take up research, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) said a policy for academic institutions should come from academic bodies.

AICTE directs institutes to share patent rights with students for on campus inventions

The policy also entitles students/researchers/ faculty members to sole ownership of patent rights if the product is developed without using any of institution's facilities and funds and work has been conducted outside work hours.

Bill to scrap UGC, AICTE to be placed before cabinet in October: HRD

The earlier draft bill had proposed HECI to control academic matters while an advisory board under the HRD minister would have been in charge of issuing monetary grants to universities.

Big fall in B.Tech, M.Tech enrolment, professional courses hit four-year low

Since the academic year 2015-16, the number of students pursuing professional courses at the undergraduate level has decreased by 7,21,506 (roughly 9%).


Why over 50% seats in engineering colleges vacant

Meanwhile, all seats in the in the 23 colleges of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have been filed in the current academic session 2019-20

80% engineering seats in Odisha went vacant this year

So far, only 7,100 students took admission, in two phases out of the 34,223 seats offered in various government and private engineering colleges in the state.

Engineering colleges to lose affiliation for not following student grievance redressal panel's recommendations: AICTE

As per norms, every AICTE approved institution is supposed to constitute Student Grievance Redressal Committee (SGRC) and any complaint from an aggrieved student relating to the institution shall be addressed to the panel which will be required to send its report within 15 days.

Laboratories in engineering colleges, technical institutions in rural areas to get makeover: AICTE

"A special drive is being undertaken by AICTE under MODROB scheme for modernising laboratories in technical institutions operating in rural areas and approved by AICTE by providing grants for procuring modern equipments," a senior AICTE official said