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Friday, Feb 10, 2012
New guidelines for engineering colleges

Tiruvananthapuram: The government has extended the period of approval to all the existing self-financing engineering colleges in the State for one more year.

An official press release on Thursday said that only those colleges that record pass percentages of 25, 30, and 35 respectively in the fourth, sixth and eighth semester B.Tech. examinations would be eligible for approval in 2013-14. In the year 2014-15, however, the engineering colleges would have to record pass percentages of 30, 35, and 40 respectively in the above mentioned semester examinations to get the approval.
These decisions are based on the guidelines recommended by an expert committee set up by the government to study the functioning of the self- financing engineering colleges.

New courses
From the current academic year, the engineering colleges will have to satisfy certain conditions for getting the government's permission to increase the number of seats for the existing courses and start B.Tech. courses in new disciplines.

Only the colleges that have completed at least four semesters with their existing courses can apply for B.Tech. courses in new disciplines. And self-financing engineering colleges that have been running B.Tech. courses for at least three years can apply for sanction to start M.Tech. courses.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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