AICTE warns technical institutions about ‘imposters’ posing as officials

AICTE has received complaints of imposters posing as officials for admission or approval.

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Team Careers360 | Jun 28, 2021 - 9:55 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: All India Council for Technical Education, or AICTE, has issued a warning to institutions about “imposters” approaching institutions for admission and grant of approval by posing as senior AICTE officials.

The council clarified that no such request has been made by the AICTE chairman, member secretary or any other official to educational institutions and colleges. Stakeholders have been advised not to entertain such requests and report the incident to AICTE immediately.

“ It is hereby, intimated that no such requests, calls [and] communications are being made by any of the AICTE officials and hence shall not be entertained and any such incident,. be reported to AICTE in the official communication email IDs which are available on AICTE website,” an official statement said.

The AICTE is currently processing applications from various technical institutions for starting technical programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and post-diploma level. Technical institutions, standalone PGDM and PGCM institutions, and institutes offering open and distance learning, or ODL, courses or online will be granted approval of the courses latest by June 30, 2021.

In its revised academic calendar, AICTE had also extended the last date for admission to PGDM or PGCM institutions to August 11, 2021. The AICTE has fixed the last date to grant affiliation by universities to technical institutions till July 15, 2021.

Criminal proceedings will be initiated against people found posing as officials, AICTE statement added.


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