NEWSLETTER 8

SIMPLIFIED AICTE APPROVAL PROCESS 2020-21

Applications for approval from all the existing and new Technical Institutions for conducting Technical Programmes/Courses for the academic session 2020-21 in the following categories.
1. New Technical Institutions:
Setting up a new Technical Institution proposed to offer a Programme in
i. Engineering and Technology/ Architecture and Planning/ Applied Arts, Crafts and Design/Hotel Management and Catering Technology (Diploma/ Under Graduate Degree Level)
ii. Pharmacy (Diploma/ Under Graduate Level or for both Levels)
iii. MCA
iv. Management (Post Graduate Certificate/ Post Graduate Diploma/ Post Graduate Degree Level)
a. In view of the large number of vacant seats in various Programmes during the last few years and the likely future demand, the Council shall not grant approval to the new Technical Institutions at the Diploma/ Under Graduate/ Post Graduate Level in Engineering and. However, establishment of new Technical Institutions in Engineering and Technology shall be permitted only Applicants whose application were rejected and issued Final LoR in the previous year i.e. 2019-20.
b. Establishment of New Pharmacy Institutions for offering Diploma/ Degree Courses in Pharmacy shall not be permitted for a period of Two years beginning from the Academic Year 2020-21. This moratorium shall not be applicable to New Programme/ Level (in Pharmacy) in 2019-20 either to the Pharmacy Council of India or to the AICTE and rejected.
In view of the orders dated 16.12.2019 and 7.1.2020 passed by the High Court of Delhi to PCI, AICTE also shall allow the applicants to submit applications for New Pharmacy.
Institutions which thereafter shall be processed. However, no final decision shall be taken till the Court gives the final Order in this matter.
2. Existing Institutions:
 Extension of Approval based on Self-Disclosure
 Introduction/ Continuation of seats for Non Resident Indian(s)
 Change of Site/ Location
 Conversion of Diploma Level into Degree Level and vice-versa
 To start new Programme/ Level in the existing Institutions
 Merger of Institutions under the same Trust/ Society/ Company operating in the same Campus
 Extension of Approval of the existing Institutions after a break in the preceding Academic Year/ Restoration of Intake
 To start Diploma/ Degree in Pharmacy in existing Institutions                                                                               Introduction/ Continuation of supernumerary seats for Foreign Nationals/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries                                                     Conversion of Women’s Institution into Co-ed Institution and vice-versa
 Increase in Intake/ Additional Course(s)
 Introduction of Integrated/ Dual Degree Course
 Closure of the Institution
 Conversion of PGDM Course(s) into MBA Course(s) and vice-versa
 Closing of MCA Course and Introduction of MBA/ PGDM Course and vice-versa
 Conversion of Courses into allied Vocational Courses
 Introduction/ Continuation of Fellow Program in Management
 Change in the Name of the Course(s)/ Merger of the Courses/ Reduction in Intake/Closure of Programme(s)/ Course(s)
 Change in the Name of the Institution or affiliating University/ Board or Type of Institution (Institution(s) converted into a University)
 Change in the Minority Status of the Institution
 Change in the Name of the Bank
 Change in the Name of the Trust/ Society/ Company
 Extended EoA
3. Vocational Educational Courses
Applications from the existing Institutions offering Technical Programmes at Diploma/ Under Graduate Degree and affiliated to Board/ University for
seeking approval for Introduction/ Continuation of Vocational Education Programme(s) leading to Diploma / Degree in Vocational Education under NSQF.
4. Courses in Open and Distance Learning Mode
Applications from the Standalone Institutions/ Institutions Deemed to be Universities for seeking approval for Introduction/ Continuation of Courses in Open and Distance Learning Mode.
Time Schedule for processing of the applications
Submission of online applications 6 th to 29 th February, 2020.
With late fee 5 th March 2020.

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