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By S Vikram | Sep 06, 2019 02:32 PM

In a recent statement, the chairman of AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), Dr Anil Shahasrabudhe has said that there will be no license given to open new Engineering colleges for the next two years.

No license to new engineering colleges next 2 years

The decision was announced after the Seminar on Higher Education held in Chennai. As per the Thanthi Tv report, the decision was taken owing to the less number of admissions in Engineering Colleges.

Earlier, the AICTE and PCI (Pharmacy Council of India) have jointly agreed to ban the opening of new pharmacy institutes till the year 2022. In fact, the decision had a major impact on the number of applications received by the council for starting new pharmacy programmes. It was stated that an unprecedented number of applications poured in during the academic session 2019-20 which has triggered the council and AICTE to take the decision.

There are also other unconfirmed survey reports and analysis by education specialists that the interests in Engineering studies have taken a toll on the business because of increasing unemployed engineering graduates in recent times.