Engineering admissions are around the corner. But around 12 engineering colleges in the city are waiting for All Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approval, so that the Director of Technical Education (DTE) includes their names in the Common Admission Process (CAP).
According to Citizen Forum for Sanctity in Education System, these 12 engineering colleges in Mumbai had failed to follow AICTE the norms—having good infrastructure, land and enough of teaching staff—because of which they were issued show cause notice. AICTE will now give them a hearing before taking a decision.
Students wishing to pursue a career in engineering will start filling the online application forms from Monday. However, the option form (college they wish to study in) will have to be filled up later.
There are about 25 engineering colleges in Maharashtra awaiting AICTE approval. Of these, 12 are in Mumbai.
Vaibhav Narawde, secretary, Citizen Forum for Sanctity in Education System, said: “Almost 12 colleges in the city are under AICTE scanner. If AICTE does not give them approval, DTE will not include the names of these colleges in the CAP process, and these colleges will not be able to admit first year students.”
SK Mahajan, director of technical education (DTE), said: “The government has to send the list of engineering colleges that are to be included in the CAP process. A few colleges that have applied for AICTE approval have problems. Document verification of those colleges will start from June 24. On June 18, 19 and 20 AICTE heard the presentation of some colleges. Within a week or two, the list of those eligible for CAP should come out.”