To check the menace of temporary campuses and low quality of infrastructure in engineering colleges, AICTE has revised the norms and asked new engineering colleges to shift to permanent campuses in within 2 yrs

All India Council of Technical Education – AICTE has released new norms for the existing as well as new engineering colleges. As per the information relayed, AICTE has asked the new engineering colleges to shift to permanent campuses within two years. If the institutes fail to do so, their intake would be reduced by 50 percent. Currently, IIT Goa and NIT Sikkim are working out of temporary campuses.


"In case of the institutions not shifting to the permanent location even after two years and fulfilling the norms of approval process, the approved intake shall be reduced to 50 per cent. If an Institution has not shifted even after four years, the council shall take appropriate action," he added.

All existing and new institutes fall under the ambit of the new rules. Further, the existing institutions having approvals from the Council of Architecture and the Pharmacy Council of India are also required to submit an application as new technical institutions to the AICTE. Colleges offering Applied Arts and Crafts, Vocational (Technical) Programme courses also need to follow the abovementioned process.

Also, earlier the timeline for application to extend the process was 21 days. This has been reduced to a week’s time. State government and the affiliating university or board would forward their recommendations and views regarding the application received within a week from the date of application.

"The existing institutions offering courses in Applied Arts and Crafts, Vocational (Technical) Programme without having approval from the AICTE will also have to follow the same process," the official said.