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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
25-February-2011 17:13 IST
Seats in Engineering Courses
The various steps taken by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for increasing the seats of various courses of engineering in AICTE approved institutions in country are as follows:

(i) Applications for opening new institutions are accepted round the year.
(ii) New Institutes can now start with enhanced intake capacity for more economic viability.
(iii) Upto 5 Under Graduate (UG) courses and / or divisions with intake of 300 is granted to new engineering and technical institutions.
(iv) Upto 2 UG courses and /or divisions with intake of 120 is granted to new technical institutions other than engineering.
(v) AICTE approval is granted for establishing stand alone Post Graduate (PG) institutions. (vi) Upto 2 courses/programmes at any level per shift may be granted on self disclosure basis if facilities are available for institutions which has completed on batch.
(vi) Upto one course /programme any level per shift may be granted on self disclosure basis if facilities are available for institution which has completed one batch.
(vii) Upto one course/programme any level per shift may be granted on self disclosure basis if facilities are available for institution yet to complete one batch.
(viii) One course/programme at any level per shift may be additionally granted if the institution is accredited.
(ix) Approval is granted for 2nd shift to increase utilization of infrastructure at the institutes with additional intake.
(x) Additional division (60 seats) is granted for lateral entry of diploma holders in degree programmes in Engineering.
(xi) Different institutions established by same society/trust/government running same or different programmes can be integrated to increase the seats of various courses of engineering.
(xii) Land and building norms for the grant of approval to establish new technical institutions has been modified maintaining the quality of education for enhancing participation and increasing the number of seats.

AICTE has opened its web portal from 30.12.2011 to 28.02.2011 for online submission of proposals for opening of new institutions with different courses in engineering for academic year 2011-12. The applications so received will then be processed as per process defined under Approval Process Handbook 2011-12 and approval will be granted to the suitable proposals complying with the AICTE norms before the commencement of the Academic year 2011-12, it is expected that grant of new approvals will inter-alia help in increasing the number of seats in engineering for academic year 2011-12.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question, in the Rajya Sabha today.

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