The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 2015-16 has proceeded against 132 private engineering institutions which failed to act on norms laid down by it, the government on Monday said.
This information was shared in the Lok Sabha by HRD minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a member’s
132 private engineering institutions, including 5 in the state of Rajasthan, which failed to fulfil the norms laid down
by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have been proceeded against by AICTE in 2015-16 after issuing a show cause notice and considering their explanation, Irani said.
“The penal action ranged from reduction in seats in some and even closure of 87 colleges,” she added.
Responding to another question, Irani said that as per information received from Indian Council of Historical
Research (ICHR), there is no proposal to draft in some new persons to rewrite certain aspects of Indian history.