Pune: As many as 34 Polytechnic colleges in the state, out of which five are from Pune region, have been restricted to conduct admission process for the first year because these colleges lack proper infrastructure and have poor quality of education. All these colleges received poor remarks in the audit which was conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) which led to their de-recognition from the DTE.
There are five colleges from Pune region which comprise of Pune, Solapur and Satara districts.
Most colleges are from Nagpur and Aurangabad regions which received poor remarks by the DTE officials for not having proper infrastructure and absence of quality education.
In the notification issued to these colleges, the director of DTE, Subhash Mahajan stated that all these colleges are not supposed to conduct the admission process for first year diploma course as their recognition has been withdrawn from the DTE.
He added that all these colleges were issued show cause notices some months back and the principals of these colleges were called for the hearing on May 2014.
All these colleges then gave an undertaking that they will fulfill the norms, however, when the team inspected these colleges again, they did not comply to the norms and situation was the same, which prompted the DTE to de-recognize the colleges.
All the students have been urged not to take admission in these colleges. Here is the link to check the colleges which are restricted from conducting the admission process: http://fileserver.mkcl.org/approvedinstitues/OasisModules_Files/Files/263.pdf?did=620