AICTE increased the intake of an engineering college near Kheda
Ahmedabad: The All India Council for Technical Education
(AICTE) has given its green signal for seven new self financed engineering colleges
in the state. Each college will have an intake of 300 students for the
Bachelor of Engineering (BE) courses.
The AICTE has also increased the intake of an engineering college near Kheda. The
SFI College will now have the capacity to admit 360 students. Earlier the college
had an intake of 240 students.
With the increase of 2220 seats, the state will now have the capacity to admit 39,323
students in the various branches of Bachelor of Engineering courses in 98 colleges.
Earlier the state had the intake of 37,103 in 91 colleges.
Officials of Joint Admission Committee for Professional Courses (JACPC) said that
the JACPC has received the letter approving these colleges. The officer said these
approved colleges are situated in Khedbrahma, Kim-Olpad, Vaghodia, Dhari, Rajkot,
Siddhpur, Valiya and Bharuch.
Officials said about 18 colleges had sought approval of AICTE. He said this was
first set of colleges which have been approved by the AICTE.
In the second phase, there is a possibility of another six colleges getting the
JACPC officials said that about 50,000 students have applied for admission to the
engineering courses against the capacity of 39,323 seats.
Officials said after the first phase of the mock round, it was clear that no seat
at least in engineering colleges would fall vacant.
JACPC officials have advised the students not to make a bee line for the admission
on the 15 per cent management quota.
The officials said that almost all students would get admissions in the engineering
and pharmacy colleges and hence they should wait for the admissions to get completed.
No admission in 35 pharmacy colleges
Ahmedabad: The Joint Admission Committee for Professional Courses (JACPC) has barred
35 self financed pharmacy colleges from admitting students for the year 2011-12.
These colleges have been asked to furnish required approvals by July 1. Officials
of JACPC said that of 92 pharmacy colleges, 35 did not have required approval from
the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). The issue came to light when PCI, in a letter
to JACPC, cautioned authorities against admitting students in these colleges that
had yet to be approved. Acting on the letter, JACPC has asked the colleges to furnish
PCI approval else they would not be permitted to admit students for the current
Courtesy: Times of India