Medical education in the country has always been under stress due to a variety of reasons. This time, similar news is coming from Haryana. It was found that many private technical colleges in Haryana are out of funds and each day they are facing problems to run the institute. This has been happening since 2009.
Till now, 28 engineering and 9 polytechnic institutes have been shut down, confirmed The Technical Educational Minister Ram Bilas Sharma.
He replied to MLA from Ratia, Professor Ravinder Singh Baliala Sharma after the MLA put the question in assembly. The MLA further stated that due to student dropout, poor admission rates and financial crisis faced by the trusts, the colleges are shutting down speedy.
Currently, there are only 25 government polytechnic institutes and 9 government engineering colleges in the state. Even government institutes are facing problems in admissions.
Apart from this crisis, there has been an increase in the total number seats for Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Technology. The Haryana government has increased 2,050 seats to 2,830 between 2009-10 and 2015-16 sessions and vacant seats in 9 government engineering institutes have gone up to 830 in 2015-16 from 36 in 2009-10. Same goes with government
Same goes with government polytechnic institutes, where the vacant seats have increased from 22 in 2009-10 to 25 in 2015-16. For Diploma in engineering courses, the total number of seats has reduced from 13,900 to 9,900. In 25 government polytechnic institutes in 2015-16 academic years, as many as 2,060 seats of all streams were vacant.