New AICTE norm cost thousands of TN engineering teachers their job

New AICTE norm cost thousands of TN engineering teachers their job
Abhay Anand | Jul 2, 2018 - 6:52 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JULY 2: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) regulation increasing teacher-student ratio from 1:15 to 1:20 has reportedly caused as many as 12,000 engineering college teachers their jobs. Teachers with as many as 10 years experience now find themselves jobless. Many of the teachers who have lost their jobs have nearly 10 years experience and now have nowhere to go.

The declining number of students opting for engineering courses in Tamil Nadu is thought to be the major reason. This sharp decline has forced the colleges to follow the AICTE norms.

Private engineering colleges across the country have been applying fr closure recently. In Tamil Nadu alone, last year two-thirds of engineering seats remained vacant in nearly 30 per cent of the engineering colleges. As per reports, in 2017 -18, there were no takers for over 1.2 lakh first-year seats out of the total 2.73 lakh.

Tamil Nadu is one of the states with the maximum number of engineering colleges with close to 10 lakh seats.

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