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.
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.
Even after over 5 lakh extra enrollment in BEd courses, hundreds of colleges fail to fill seats. The mindset of BEd increasing the matrimonial prospects of women is among the reasons behind the lack of quality education, says the chairperson.
There are overall 32,700 seats on offer in various engineering colleges in West Bengal. This year, a total of 22,175 seats remain vacant, as compared to 16,000 last year, according to the registrar office of WBJEEB.
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