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AICTE bars GB Pant college from admitting students over lack of facilities

The apex regulatory body for technical education, in its notice, stated that the college lacks facilities like research labs, sick room, common room for boys and girls and placement office.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

AICTE bars Delhi college from admitting students due to lack

The (AICTE) has barred here from admitting students for the academic year 2017-18 as it lacks basic and infrastructure.

The apex regulatory body for technical education, in its notice, stated that the college lacks like research labs, sick room, common room for boys and girls and placement office.


"Since the institute representatives have not submitted the compliance report for the deficiencies pointed out by the committee, hence the panel has recommended next academic session to be a no admission year," the notice read.

The has also issued a to the administration of the college for failing to comply with the recommendation of a Standing Appellate Committee (SAC) issued in April.

By the time it got the notice, the college had already enrolled 200 students, Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) and HOD (Humanities and Applied Sciences), told PTI.

The notice, issued last month, also said that the college has failed in producing important documents before the committee.

Started 10 years ago by the Delhi government, the college shares an ITI institute's campus in Okhla. The students have already been protesting for a campus since March.

On March 7, the students had launched a protest with the slogan - "we want campus". They had started their protest by sleeping in their classrooms at night.

The protest was called off on April 29 after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised to fulfil their demands.

The construction work has not started even after Kejriwal's promise.

The students were earlier suffering due to lack of classrooms, labs and other essential Now they are in danger of not having a valid degree due to withdrawing the approval for this year, said Abraham.

"I am very concerned and hope that the government gives us the land and infrastructure and make sure that grants back the affiliation. I really hope that the chief minister keeps the promise he had made," he said.

First Published: Sun, November 12 2017. 13:17 IST
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