AICTE, DTE, Mumbai University are corrupt: Korde

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Mumbai, Mar 19 (UNI) The Forum against Commercialisation of Education has alleged that All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and Mumbai University are indulging in corruption in compliance with management of private institutions.

''In 1983, under the Chief Ministership of Vasantdada Patil the policy of allowing private educational institutes to set up non-aided colleges was accepted as the Government hoped to fulfill the increasing demand for opportunities in higher education and the funds required for the same were not available with the Government,'' Maharashtra State President of the forum, Vivek Korde said, while addressing a press conference here last night.

''Due to this policy there was an increase in the opportunities for higher education. Some good institutions also came forward to promote education. But many of the politicians and businessmen captured this education sector with the sole intention of making money by looting the students,'' he stated.

''It is the duty of bodies like AICTE, DTE and University to control people who have entered the education sector with non educational and immoral objectives. But the DTE itself admitted students to the V M H P Shah College of Pharmacy Kasarvadavli by falsely stating in its brochure that this college is affiliated to the Mumbai University, where in fact it is not,'' Mr Korde said.

''The Local Inquiry Committee (LIC) of the University, who inspected the college, have also given a false account of infrastructure of the college,'' he said.

''We are against the commercialisation of education and strongly condemn this corruption being done by AICTE, DTE and Mumbai University and demand a judicial enquiry against them,'' he added.

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