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HRD asks IITs, tech institutes to close courses with vacant seats

The HRD Ministry Has Asked All Centrally-funded Technical Institutions Including The Prestigious IITs To Close Down The Branches And Courses Which Have Received Less Admissions In Past Three Years.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Mar 2017, 06:29:26 PM
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New Delhi:

The HRD Ministry has asked all centrally-funded technical institutions including the prestigious IITs to close down the branches and courses which have received less admissions in past three years.

The ministry has also asked the institutions to introduce new courses and disciplines after analysing market opportunity, employability and requirement of higher education.

This information was shared by Minister of State for HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.

"All Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), which are participating in joint counsellings have been asked to review the position of vacant seats in the last three years and to revise the number of seats in each discipline after considering employment opportunities, national requirements, available infrastructure and scope for future", the minister said.

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"New courses and disciplines may be introduced only after analysing market opportunity, employability and requirement of higher education/research/entrepreneurship. CFTIs may also consider closure of some disciplines or keep them in abeyance for a few years after following the due process", he said. 

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First Published : 23 Mar 2017, 05:57:00 PM

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