A total of 24 colleges functioning under Delhi University have not approved their B.Tech courses from AICTE and thus the university has asked its principals to get the accreditation before the deadline. There are very few days left before the ultimate deadline and thus the University has lashed the concerned college principals to get it done soon.
Many of the B.Tech programmes in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science were launched under the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) which got initiated for a very short period by Delhi University and got scrapped by UGC later.
UGC had pointed out to DU that they could offer the five B. Tech courses for the students who got admitted in the academic year 2013-14 and the colleges offering the programmes would need to seek approval from AICTE before February 20.
The DU Pro Vice Chancellor has said to the principals of various colleges that the University is earnestly seized of the matter of seeking AICTE recognition for B.Tech programmes that are being offered in your college at present.
Over the issue a group of students has approached HRD Minister Smriti Irani, who has assured the students that directions have been issued to the VC to approach the statutory body at the earliest, so that they could get the nod. The Academic Council and Executive Council of the university has also written to the VC to intervene in the matter, so that the 6000 odd students’ future who got admitted in various B.Tech programmes last year could get secured.