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AICTE Mandates Approvals for MBA and MCA Courses

The state’s higher education department has directed eight autonomous institutions to take the required measures to gain All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) accreditation to offer MBA and MCA degrees.

According to the department letter, eight autonomous colleges have been offering two-year MBA (master of business administration) and two-year MCA (master of computer applications) full-time courses in self-financing and public-private partnership (PPP) modes without obtaining the necessary AICTE approval.

According to the AICTE Act of 1987 and the accompanying rules and regulations established by the council, every school must seek and acquire AICTE permission before beginning two-year full-time MBA and MCA programs.

According to government sources, this clearance procedure maintains the quality and grade of technical education delivered to pupils.

“Operating these programmes without the necessary approval is a violation of the AICTE regulations and a breach of the trust placed in educational institutions to maintain standards,” wrote Rajata Kumar Mansingh, deputy director of the higher education department, in a letter to the principals of the eight autonomous colleges.

Government Autonomous College Angul, Fakir Mohan Autonomous College Balasore, Bhadrak Autonomous College, Shailabala Women’s Autonomous College Cuttack, Dhenkanal Autonomous College, BJB Autonomous College Bhubaneswar, Maharaja Purna Chandra Autonomous College Baripada, and SCS Autonomous College Puri were among the colleges involved.

“You are requested to initiate necessary steps at your end for AICTE approval for two years MBA and MCA courses for the session 2023-24 and renewal of AICTE approval for consequent academic session,” Mansingh said in a last-minute letter.

According to Gulam Moinuddin Khan, principal of BJB Autonomous College, the college offers an integrated MBA program. “I need to see the letter of the government and check our files whether we need AICTE approval or not,” he told.

Other college officials stated that they will immediately take up the issue and seek AICTE permission for these courses.
The higher education department has discovered that some institutions have failed to achieve genuine recognition even after seven years of gaining opening approval for their individual college, streams, disciplines, or courses. Despite their lack of recognition, these institutions have admitted students for the academic year 2023-24.

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Source: TOI

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