UGC asks universities to give nod to AICTE-approved technical colleges
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to the universities, asking them to consider granting approval to the technical institutions and courses, which have been approved by the AICTE, for the academic session 2013-14. The step has been taken as the Ministry of Human Resource Development could not move an amendment to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Act, 1952 to undo the Supreme Court judgment that said the role of AICTE was advisory and “it had no business to lay down standards for the MBA and MCA courses.”
The amendments to the AICTE Act could not be moved owing to some queries raised by the Cabinet Secretariat. Now an ordinance may come after the present Parliament session.
UGC delegated universities the power to grant approvals and affiliations to technical institutions and courses, following the orders of the apex court.