Published On: Tue, Jun 11th, 2013

AICTE to open regional office in Kerala capital

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AICTETHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will soon open a regional campus here to meet the needs of technical institutions in Kerala.

AICTE sources said Kerala affairs, now being looked after by a temporary office at the College of Engineering and Technology, will be shifted to the the new office, which would act as a guidance centre for over 300 technical institutions in the state.

As technical institutions required to get AICTE approval every year, a centre had to be set up as a guidance centre for these institutions, the sources said.The state has a total of 321 technical institutions, including 150 engineering colleges, 80 MBA institutes and institutions offering ploytechnic, hotel management and pharmacy education.