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To approve new schools & universities, AICTE to conduct digital inspections

Written by Alfiya Khan | Pune |

Published: May 7, 2020 12:21:45 am




coronavirus, india lockdown, All India Council for Technical Education, aicte, aicte approval process, aicte new colleges approval, indian express news Announcing that the scrutiny of paperwork has began and the checklist of paperwork stays the identical as earlier 12 months. (File)

After delay of a number of weeks, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has lastly introduced a brand new course of which can fast-track the approval course of for brand spanking new schools and universities.

Owing to the restrictions imposed because of the nationwide lockdown, the council has selected a novel methodology for inspections, that are necessary earlier than securing approval — digital inspections.

Announcing that the scrutiny of paperwork has began and the checklist of paperwork stays the identical as earlier 12 months, the council has mentioned a kind is now out there on-line for utility for a similar.

This 12 months, owing to ongoing litigation, there was a delay in releasing the approval course of handbook, which is often achieved by December for extension of approval, beginning new programs, variation in consumption and new technical establishments.

Later, the nationwide lockdown affected the method additional for the reason that approval course of contains visits to new institutes and even shock visits to present ones.

Council chairman Anil Sahasrabuddhe mentioned, “AICTE has devised online scrutiny of documents and online institute inspections, using Microsoft Team… without physical visits, for giving approvals to new colleges. I personally think this new method is better because it saves time. The institutes would have to show us their space, building and infrastructure virtually, which would be recorded. Also there is more transparency since we can conduct surprise inspections at any time and verify if what was claimed in terms of infrastructure and otherwise is indeed available”.

© The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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