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179 professional colleges shut down this academic year, highest in 9 years

Besides the closure of 179 institutes, at least 134 institutes did not seek approval this year in view of large number of seats lying vacant over the last 5 years

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In the academic year 2020-21, a total of 100,090 seats approved by AICTE have been reduced in pharmacy and architecture institutions.

Press Trust of India Mumbai
Nearly 180 professional colleges, including engineering institutes and business schools, have shut down during the academic year 2020-21, the highest number of closure of technical institutions in the last nine years, according to All India Council of Technical Eduction (AICTE) data.

Besides the closure of 179 institutes, at least 134 institutes did not seek approval this year in view of large number of seats lying vacant over the last 5 years thus making it unviable for continuing the institution.

Also, at least 44 institutes could not get approval or their approvals were withdrawn due to punitive action by the technical

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First Published: Jul 28 2020 | 4:06 PM IST

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