Four of the 15 engineering colleges in Maharashtra who had been placed in the “no admission” category by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for the academic year 2015-2016 have got relief from the Bombay High Court (HC). A division bench of Justice AnoopMohta and Justice K R Shriram in an interim order allowed the four colleges — Pillai engineering college, MGM college and two institutions of Saraswati Engineering — to participate in the Common Admission Process.
Advocate C K Thomas, counsel for Pillai college claimed that the institute did not have any deficiency. The HC is scheduled to hear today the cases of the remaining colleges who have been barred by the AICTE from admitting students for the 2015-2016 academic year due to deficiencies.
It may be mentioned here that some time back, in a major relief for 14 technical institutions, the Bombay high court has stayed the order of the AICTE denying “extension of approval” to the existing institutions and placing them on “No Admission” category for the current academic year, 2014-15.