To raise the issues of the unaided AICTE approved colleges, a delegation of various state associations including Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) recently met with AICTE Chairman, Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe in Delhi. The delegation submitted the memorandum regarding the problems being faced by unaided colleges.The delegation was led by Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA. Dr. Pardeep Kumar, President, Association of Self Financing private Institutions of Haryana; Sh. Shridhar Singh, Secretary, Rajasthan Engineering society, Jaipur; Mr. Lalit Kumar (Delhi) etc also attended the meeting.Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA requested AICTE chairman that as AICTE regulates and allots the intake capacity of private colleges, on similar pattern private universities and deemed universities should be brought under the ambit of AICTE.Dr. Pardeep Kumar said that in many states the state government has not constituted the regulatory body to control the functioning of these universities due to which many of these universities are admitting the students in bulk resulting into closure of small unaided colleges.
Sh. Shridhar Singh said that in many of the states, the State Government is delaying the process of formation of regulatory body due to which the small unaided colleges are being closed down. On the other hands in Himachal Pradesh, Universities have to seek the approval from state regulatory body for starting any course or increasing seats of any course.Shridhar further said that a scam of fake degrees of Jodhpur National University has come to know wherein the University has awarded 38,000 degrees and marksheets to students out of which 25,003 were found fake. This shows that some universities are working like teaching shops as their admission process, administration process, eligibility process, examination process, fee structure etc is not controlled by any authority while in case of AICTE approved unaided colleges it is all monitored by either AICTE itself or its state affiliated university.Listening to all the problems being faced by unaided colleges, AICTE Chairman assured to forward the memorandum to Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD).