• ENTREPRENEURS
    Allow student entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams: AICTE to engineering colleges

    NEW DELHI: The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and technical institutions to allow student entrepreneurs to sit for examination even if their attendance is short. The colleges have also been asked to explore provisions of on-campus accommodation to student entrepreneurs and permitting semester break for working on their startups. The decision by the HRD […]

  • STARTUPS
    AICTE reduces land requirement for opening engineering schools

    National Institute of Industrial Engineering. Mumbai Students coming out of their classroom. Main building seen behind. New Delhi: Technical education regulator the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has reduced the land requirement to set up engineering schools, along with ushering in measures to improve quality, facilitate closure of ailing schools and tide over […]

  • NEWS
    Engineering admissions fall for first time since 2006

    Low capacity utilisation in labour-intensive manufacturing sector and fall in exports have to led to sluggish job creation in the economy. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: The growth of technical education in India since Independence has been phenomenal as the number of engineering seats increased from 3,200 seats in 1947 to 1.9 million in 2014-15. […]