Pvt engg colleges shutting shops

Bhubaneswar: One private engineering college in the State has decided to close down and a proposal sent by it to the State Technical Education and Training department has been accepted.

Source said, due to lack of students, the engineering college has been facing problems and decided to close down.

Moreover, as many as 21 private engineering colleges of the State are grappling with similar kind of problem as interest among students for engineering discipline dwindling leading to seat vacancies. All these institutions have sought scrapping of certain streams or decreasing their intake capacity. Applications regarding the same have been received by the Technical Education and Training Department from these engineering colleges, source added.

Even, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has been intimated about all the applications received from the engineering colleges seeking closure and downsizing, source said.

Due to this development, no admissions will be done for 1170 B-Tech seats, 72 M-Tech seats, and 250 seats in MBA and MCA disciplines.