The Uttar Pradesh government refused to open new engineering institutes, saying a huge 62 per cent seats in existing technical institutions in the state were lying vacant.
“Sixty-two percent seats in engineering colleges are vacant and the government is not going to open any new engineering college in the state,” Technical Education Minister Ashutosh Tondon said during Question Hour in the Assembly.
He said, “We are ensuring that quality of education is maintained. No new teachers were appointed in government engineering colleges after 2007. We have sanctioned Rs 200 crore for developing infrastructural facilities in government engineering colleges.”
He added that to prevent the use of the name of a teacher in multiple colleges, the government was liking teachers’ database with Aadhaar card while scholarships were also being linked with Aadhaar.
“Institutions flouting AICTE norms will be probed,” he added.