BTech blank in private institutes

Salt Lake: Nearly half the 80 private engineering colleges in Bengal might need to close down after failing to fill more than 70 per cent of their first-year BTech seats this academic season. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which regulates engineering education in the country, has said that institutes with less than 30 per cent enrolment in the first year of any undergraduate course cannot remain in business. According to an official of the higher education department, 38 private engineering colleges in the state have not had even…

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