Government recently announced that efforts are being taken to make the process of opening the new engineering and management institutions across India paperless, as a part of the educational reforms being undertaken. It will now be possible for the applicants to apply online. Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal told that the applicants would be required to produce 42 different documents before receiving letter of approval, but without dispatch of hard copies or visiting the ministry. The institutions would be required to reveal the physical infrastructure, faculty details and courses on offer along with director's credential.
All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman S. S. Mantha told that the initiative is to introduce and enhance transparency, efficiency and swiftness in the process of decision making. The portal is to be launched on January 10, to make the process easier. It will also have provision for students to register their grievances directly to AICTE and the HRD ministry through this platform. All the technical students in existing and upcoming institutions too will have their own identity numbers to make things more transparent in the college level.