Insufficient Engineering JobsApprox Read Time: 3 minutes
- In light of 50% seats remaining vacant in many institutes, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has barred opening of new engineering colleges for the next 2 years.
News Summary: Insufficient Engineering Jobs
Recommendations of AICTE
- The All India Council for Technical Education will not accept any fresh applications for setting up new institutes till 2022.
- AICTE has also put a cap on new courses and will allow starting of new courses only in emerging disciplines like Artificial Intelligence and Block chain.
- There should also be no further increase in seats in engineering college and creation of new capacity should be reviewed every two years starting from 2020.
- Engineering and technical education has been under the scanner in the past few years with questions being raised about poor employability of graduates in the country.
- Between 2015 and 2019, a total of 518 engineering colleges shut down.
- The decision draws upon the experience of the admission season of 2019-20.
- There are total of 27 lakh technical seats across the country – including diplomas and postgraduate courses – and only 13 lakh of them were full in the 2019-20 session.
NOTE: In 2019, only six lakh graduates fetched jobs out of a total of 14 lakh seats.
NOTE: With a glut in B.Tech institutes across India, Colleges are suffering from poor quality of teaching, lack of adequate faculty and no job offer at the end.
- All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a national-level Apex Advisory Body to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education.
- It promote development in the country in a coordinated and integrated manner.
- Promotion of Quality in Technical Education.
- Planning and Coordinated Development of Technical Education.
- System Regulations and Maintenance of Norms and Standards.