New AICTE rules ask engineering, management colleges to now upload prospectus on website with correct information, ...


The new rules say if a student complains against an institution for providing wrong information about itself on its prospectus, or on the website, regarding courses or process of admission, the institution will be liable to action taken by the AICTE.

The action could include withdrawal of approval granted to the institute, withholding of funds/grants, and even declaring the institution ineligible for grant of special assistance from the council.12

According to the revised rules, the prospectus should contain the following information — the list of programmes of study and courses offered (along with a broad outline), number of seats, eligibility, process of selection, fee (including all components), and details of faculty members (along with their type of appointment).

  • 1. “Every institution, shall publish or upload on its website, Prospectus, before expiry of atleast sixty days prior to the date of the commencement of the admission to any of its courses or programs of study,” AICTE’s Redressal of Grievance of Students regulations say.
  • 2. Speaking to ThePrint, a senior AICTE official said, “This rule has been introduced because a number of private institutions, specially engineering institutions claim to be extravagant on their prospectus and in reality the students do not find what they have been promised.”