Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Forty colleges in the state have been awarded recognition, affiliation to run the MBA program for the 2022-23 session.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and state universities have awarded colleges recognition. A total of 20 universities have been established in Indore, 12 in Bhopal, a couple each in Jabalpur, Dewas and Gwalior.
AICTE, however, could cut seats by 60% to 80% to control the quality of education in colleges, an official said.
Colleges have applied for counseling for 180 to 300 seats from AICTE. With this, the number of colleges in the state will be 250. With this, the college seats will reach 36,000 in Madhya Pradesh.
AICTE takes precautions in providing seats to colleges to ensure that there is no loss of quality. They will be allowed to enter by participating in counselling.
Last year, AICTE granted recognition to 40 colleges, bringing the total number of colleges to 211 in the state. Department officials say that some MBA colleges are granted recognition without even meeting the criteria, simply by paying lakh rupees to the university.
This causes a decrease in the quality of the MBA program. Therefore, AICTE decided to limit seats.
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