UGC regulations for approval of colleges offering tech education
UGC has come out with draft regulations for approval of colleges offering technical education in wake of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.

The apex court had ruled that colleges affiliated to a university do not come under the purview of the definition of "technical institution" as defined in AICTE Act, 1987.

Hence, it has become imperative for the universities and UGC to evolve a suitable methodology to ensure that existing technical or engineering colleges affiliated to universities do not dilute standards of technical education imparted by them.

Under the draft regulations, every university shall maintain a list of unapproved colleges offering programmes in technical education based on the information received and verified by the university and shall also inform the UGC and general public about the same from time to time.

Besides, any college offering technical education and which has already started without following approval procedure shall be treated as unapproved college.

Colleges imparting courses in technical education in temporary location or at location not approved by the university shall be liable for action.

In case of such a withdrawal of approval to the college, operations of the said college and course shall not be started again before completion of two academic years from the date of such a withdrawal.