Friday, March 12, 2010

AICTE gives undertaking in HC

KOCHI: AICTE Friday gave an undertaking in the Kerala High Court stating its new norms for professional self-financing colleges in the country will not be made applicable during the 2010-11 academic year.

The new norms were not intended to be made applicable for existing colleges for their renewal of approval and would be applicable to only new colleges intended to be established this year, AICTE counsel told the court.

An undertaking in this regard was recorded by the court.

Justice T R Ramachandran Nair, before whom the petition by Federation of Associations of Managements of Unaided Professional Educational Institutions in India and Kerala Self-Financing Engineering Managements Association came up challenging the new norms, posted it to March 22.

As per the new norms brought in January, AICTE has enhanced the infrastructural facilities required for the self-financing engineering colleges and has also changed the qualification of teachers and staff strength

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