7 Jan : In a bid to end corruption in giving approval to institutes, the AICTE has decided to shift to online registration process and relax land requirements for new institutes.
The AICTE will also issue unique identification number (ID) to faculty members of the AICTE-approved institutions, a mechanism that will help check the trend of certain faculties working in multiple institutions.
The bio-metric impression of each faculty member will be taken to track his movement.
The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will also put in place a mechanism to help students lodge their grievances against the institutes.
AICTE will revamp its process for approval of institutions by shifting to online mode from this month.
It will not allow running of any course other than MBA and MCA in distant mode, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said.
Sibal launched the new website of the AICTE, which has been often in news for wrong reasons.
The web portal will act as a single window system for processing of the applications of the institutions for approval.
“We are putting in place a new system under which the inspection raj regime in AICTE will be over. We are moving to a regime of self disclosure in which the institutions will disclose their facilities, faculty and courses. Each student can directly interact with us through the portal if he has any problem about the institute,” Sibal told reporters.