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.
"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
Low takers for traditional courses, more seats than takers, and lesser salaries as compared to the fee at the private engineering institutes have been sited as the reason behind the drop-out of candidates from admissions despite qualifying the entrance exam
Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also said that engineering students are being trained so that they can be a part of the 'Make in India' initiative of the government.
A common entrance test (CET) for admission in engineering courses like NEET in the medical field could be considered once there is a common curriculum in all the states, AICTE chairman Anil Sahashrabuddhe said Tuesday.
AICTE has decided to include the students' feedback as the highest parameter contributing to as many as 25 marks for the assessment of teachers. The score will be used for promotion purposes. The move is aimed to increase teaching quality in engineering colleges.