Maharashtra Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) have this year also included the names of banned Engineering and MBA colleges under its centralized admission process (CAP), despite having seen last year 6,616 enrolled students in those colleges losing their academic year, later.
In the last academic season, on 7 June 2013, DTE included names of one Engineering and two Management colleges that were barred from taking admissions by Nagpur University, as per the sources.
Banned colleges -- Central India College of Engineering and Technology in Lonara along with Kirsan Mission's Institute of Management in Gondia and Dr Arun Motghare College of Management Studies in Bhandara were allowed by DTE to admit students.
The issue occurred when Nagpur University disapproved the students of Motghare College to sit in exams. However, Nagpur bench of Bombay high court granted students to write the exams but their results were suspended.
DTE was also asked by the court, to file an affidavit on why it had permitted the admissions in banned colleges.
For this ongoing admission season, the banned colleges are still allowed to intake students.
In defense, the Joint director for technical education in Nagpur, Gulab Thakre stated that the list of affiliated colleges which they procured from Nagpur University had mentioned the names of these 3 colleges as well. He added that he may check the status again with the varsity before formal admissions begin.
The 2 criteria the DTE is considering are - AICTE's approval and university's affiliation.
The Nagpur University did not come clean too in the matter, whether colleges are still banned or if the ban has been lifted.