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AIMECA hails AICTE move on deemed varsities

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Mar 5 (UNI) The All India Medical and Engineering Colleges Association (AIMECA) today hailed the All India Council For Technical Education's (AICTE) move to regulate the courses offered by Deemed Universities (DUs) in India.

In a statement here today, AIMECA Chiarman T D Naidu thanked the AICTE for its timely action against DUs considering the welfare of students and parents.

He alleged in the past few years, DUs were admitting students ignoring AICTE norms. With this initiative, the council had created a level playing field for all unaided institutions.

Dr Naidu said the AIMECA wholeheartedly supported the actions taken by the AICTE and called upon the managements of the all self financing engineering colleges to inform the students as well public that degrees given by DUs without AICTE approval were invalid.

Recalling the recent Supreme Court judgement on a petition filed by the AIMECA, he said the court had ruled that self-financing engineering colleges in the country could admit students on their own and the government should not interfere with their affairs, especially in admission procedures.

However, the court held that no profiteering and no capitation fee would be allowed and admissions were to be made on merit and in a transparent manner.

Dr Naidu appealed to all AIMECA members to follow the Apex Court guidelines in toto and work within the framework set by the court.


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