Recently, The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) directed three private universities to close their colleges after they failed to take the adequate amount of students in their colleges.
These colleges include engineering as well as management colleges.
Students, which are currently studying in these colleges, can continue their studies but AICTE has instructed the colleges to stop admitting the students for 2017-2018 session.
According to the reports, the AICTE has issued the list of Approved Progressive Closed Institutes for the academic year 2017-2018.
List of colleges which are being shut down
- Desh Bhagat Institute of Advanced Computer Science
- Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Science
- Chitkara Institute of Engineering
- RIMT Management and Technology
- RIMT Aggarsen College
- RIMT institute of Management and Technology
Gurlabh Singh Sidhu, the secretary of PUTIA said that "if there are colleges where there is no adequate number of students, then it is very difficult to run them and it ultimately affects the future of the students".
He added that with inadequate number of students in the colleges it has become quite difficult for the management to keep running these colleges.
He further said that they had already applied in the written to AICTE to close the colleges. Singh is also senior vice-president of Punjab Unaided Technical Institutes Association (PUTIA) and said "it has come to my knowledge that some other managements had also applied for the closure of the colleges".
Speaking on the development of closing the colleges, the chairman of Desh Bhagat Group of Colleges, Dr Zora Singh said that these colleges are being closed down due to inadequate admissions and could not sustain financially.