No land, only built up area required to open a new College in Mega & Metro Cities

Anshu Kataria

AICTE announces approval process for Colleges/Universities for 2018-19



Anshu Kataria

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi has announced the norms for the Colleges/Deemed Universities/Private Universities for the Academic Session 2018-19.

In a statement, Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions (AIFSFTI) and Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) welcomed the AICTE step for giving relaxation in the faculty ratio from 1:15 to 1:20 in Engineering & Technology.


R.S Munirathinam, Chief Patron, AIFSFTI  while welcoming the relaxation relating to land said that ,  relating step of AICTE on land relaxation said: ” the minimum land requirement to start a new college in Mega and Metro Cities has been done away. Now no land but only built up area is required in the cities which have been declared as Mega and Metro by the census 2011.


KVK. Rao, General Secretary, AIFSFTI said that for the first time, AICTE has given the procedure for approval for the Institutions Deemed to be University/ Private University seeking approval for the first time. These have to submit an application as a new Technical Institution for all their existing Technical programmes and courses. The institutions deemed to be University having multiple campuses have to apply separately for each campus for AICTE approval.


Dr. Kataria further said that to revive the technical education of the country still more reforms are required.An AIFSFTI delegation would meet higher officials soon in this regard.

AICTE has also approved Part Time Course subject to the same being run in the First Shift in the Institutions having a minimum of 80 percent admission in the last three years consecutively. This would help in utilization of all the existing resources in an institution.

He disclosed that as of now there is a total intake of around 16.62 lakh in Engineering & Technology; 12.61 lakh in Diploma/Post Diploma; 3.93 lakh in Management; 1.30 lakh in Pharmacy; 85,000 in MCA; 9,000 in Architecture and 6,000 in Hotel Management.

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