Thursday, April 13, 2006

We are Different?

We are getting a lot of queries for admission to our BBA program. One of the frequently asked question is, "Can I get through without giving the enterance test?" or "Are there paid seats?" The answer here is thankfully no. We are not at all a big place and our AICTE approval process has been taking ages and ages without any sign of where it is going but I am happy about the answer(s) I can give.

18 Comments:

Blogger >|' ; '| said...

reservations as well?

4/13/2006 10:55 PM  
Blogger karmic_jay said...

That's nice that you can do it without paid seats and nt have people circumvent entrance exams.

4/14/2006 6:29 AM  
Blogger Mridula said...

We are private, so no reservations as such.

Jay, it is a norm in the smaller private sector institutions, so I feel really happy that this small place insists on not having paid seats.

4/14/2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger camelpost said...

IIMB will have a Singapore Shanty 4700 Sqft, 3 hour working day and just one faculty to conduct world class Management Education. I wonder if the above meets so called AICTE specifications. On the contrary ISB which has world class facilities at Hyderabad has been questioned by AICTE about maintaining standards. Its time the AICTE joke is called off. AICTE you stand exposed in your standards.

4/19/2006 7:39 AM  
Blogger camelpost said...

As per latest news: The Union Ministry for Human Resource Development proposes to hold a meeting of Vice-Chancellors of Deemed Universities (DUs) and representatives of University Grants Commission and All India Council of Technical Education in Delhi on May four.

Let MHRD first decide if UGC is under AICTE or AICTE is under UGC or if UGC and AICTE are under MHRDor MHRD is under Conscience.

A quick raid of those "CONCERNED" in UGC for granting deemed university status and those concerned in AICTE for granting so called "APPROVAL" will defintely result in handsome revenue for the finance ministry.

Make Hay when the sun shines and its already touching 40 degrees C.

4/20/2006 10:53 PM  
Blogger Mridula said...

Camel, thanks a lot for your update, I agree, it will result in handsome revenues, no doubt.

4/20/2006 10:59 PM  
Blogger Mridula said...

Oh! Camelpost, I thought you have a blog! But I see that you just have a blogger account. Is it that you blog at some other place?

4/20/2006 11:00 PM  
Blogger camelpost said...

Camel posts when the heat is on. A warrier is best identified by his weapons rather than his own identity

4/23/2006 7:56 AM  
Blogger Mridula said...

Fair enough, Camel.

4/23/2006 11:12 AM  
Blogger camelpost said...

The UGC and the AICTE “have no idea how to maintain standards”, says former IIT Madras director PV Indiresan. “Their culture is bureaucratic; they think that national accreditation will do. Even a simple observation of the number of responsible assessors needed to monitor 17,000 odd colleges will show that centralised accreditation is not the answer.”

In a recent survey in Businessworld, 64 per cent of the recruiters surveyed said AICTE accreditation is not important. One of the top business schools in India — the Indian School of Business (ISB) — does not have AICTE accreditation.

4/23/2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger Mridula said...

Camel, I know about ISB. You have a lot of knowledge about AITCE, any idea why they cracked their whip on Amity? I mean so many others go scot free.

4/25/2006 10:56 AM  
Blogger camelpost said...

The Madras High Court has asked AICTE to furnish details based on which it issued a press notice on February 16 stipulating that all institutions offering technical education should apply for AICTE approval on or before March 7.

The First Bench comprising Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice Prabha Sridevan, hearing a batch of petitions relating to the regulatory jurisdiction of the AICTE and the UGC over deemed universities, also asked counsel for the AICTE as to why it issued such a press notice only in respect of deemed universities located in Tamil Nadu.

During the course of arguments, the Bench also observed that there seemed to be an "overlapping of interests" in the Anna University Vice-Chancellor holding an additional charge of the Chairman of the Southern Regional Committee of the AICTE.

In his submissions, K. Chandru, senior counsel for the UGC, contended that the AICTE should give its inputs about the infrastructure and intake of deemed universities only when its advice is sought for. The UGC need not act on the unsolicited advice from the AICTE, he said, adding that similarly the Ministry of Human Resources Development was not bound by the unsolicited inputs from either of the statutory bodies. Such an advice is mandatory and not directory in nature, he said.

In April 2005 the UGC wrote to deemed universities calling upon them furnish information relating to academic standards, infrastructure and intake in their institutions. Maintaining that the Commission was processing the response, Mr. Chandru said if the amenities in these institutions were found unsatisfactory the UGC would recommend to the Central Government to revoke their deemed university status. If they meet the requirements they would be accorded recognition, he added.

G. Rajagopal, senior counsel for the Thanjavur-based SASTRA Deemed University, submitted that the institution was open to inspection irrespective of the agency involved in the process. He said all relevant information called for by the statutory agencies had already been submitted by the administration.

4/25/2006 2:10 PM  
Blogger camelpost said...

The problem is ISB knows how to conduct Business Education so they care two hoots for AICTE while AMITY should have atleast known how to do Business with AICTE........So many have done it with AICTE and AMITy could have taken coaching from some of them....

4/25/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger camelpost said...

The Madras High Court, in an interim direction relating to the regulatory jurisdiction of the AICTE and the UGC over deemed universities, has instructed the former to issue a public notice advising students to attend classes.

Reserving its final order, a bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice Prabha Sridevan said the AICTE in its advertisement should mention that students must return to their colleges, since failure to attend classes would result in their losing an academic year.

It must be published in English and Indian language newspapers, the judges said.

The bench indicated that orders would be pronounced in the third week of May and observed that all deemed universities must take prior permission from the UGC before starting new courses.

The AICTE could be part of the inspection team mandated to visit deemed universities, the judges added.

4/26/2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger Mridula said...

Camelpost, that is a a lot of information, thanks.

4/30/2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger camelpost said...

I found this poem of BR Natarajan BITS Pilani thought provoking: Hope you also like it.

Future Shock for India

Wisdomless Politicians
Meritless Admissions

Meaningless Curriculums
Substance less Examinations

Faculty less Departments
Student less Colleges

VC less Universities
Knowledgeless Society

Developmentless Nation
Into that hell of gloomdom

My Father,
Let my country go to Sleep
Let my country go to Sleep.....

6/19/2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger camelpost said...

AICTE cannot take action against Deemed Universities: HC
The Madras High Court today ruled that the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has the authority to inspect deemed universities but any action against them could be only taken by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice Prabha Sridevan made the observation while quashing a public notice issued by the AICTE in February last, warning of stringent legal action against Deemed Universities which conducted new courses and programmes, without its prior approval.

Disposing of petitions filed by about 20 deemed universities in Tamil Nadu, the judges pointed out that according to a UGC communication, "the AICTE may visit the university department or constituent college and send its final report to the the UGC for final approval".

Noting that the AICTE team conducting any inspection of deemed universities had the representation of the UGC, the bench said if the UGC did not depute such a member within a reasonable time, the AICTE could proceed to conduct the inspection and forward its report to the UGC for action.

Referring to the notices sent by the AICTE and the UGC calling for information regarding the courses offered and those introduced after being declared Deemed Universities and whether UGC approval had been taken, the bench directed all universities to respond to the notices within four weeks if they had not done so.

7/13/2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger camelpost said...

AICTE Provides "One-time Approval" to Rai Foundation Colleges, Raipur
Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla Univ. Degree will give sigh of relief to existing students

New Delhi, Delhi, India, Thursday, July 20, 2006 -- (Business Wire India)
In its official communiqué to the Registrar of Pundit Ravi Shankar Shukla, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has granted a 'One Time Approval' to Rai Foundation Colleges, Raipur, Chhatisgarh.

The communiqué is a sign of relief for the existing students towards the long-awaited solution to the post February 11, 2005 directions of the Hon' able Supreme Court of India to nullify all universities set up under the Chhatisgarh Niji Kshetra Vishwidyalaya Adhiniyum 2002 for conduct of Technical courses.

The communication has come in recognition to Rai Foundations painstaking efforts and commitment towards the protection of interest of the students of the erstwhile Rai University.

Mr. Vinay Rai, Chairman of Rai Foundation Colleges said, " We welcome this encouraging initiative by the AICTE. The statement is a long overdue for the affected students of the erstwhile Rai University, Raipur. With RFC, Raipur obtaining affiliation from the affiliating Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, the students will now have a competitive edge to be the part of the desired talent pool sought by the industry."

Based on the recommendation of the Expert Committee of AICTE and the affiliating University, AICTE has granted the Approval to the MBA, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Bio Technology courses and the period of approval is from 2004-2008.



For press backgrounder on Rai Foundation click here

Media contact details

Rajiv Chhibber,
Rai Foundation,
+91 9313556481,
rajiv.chhibber@raifoundation.org

http://www.businesswireindia.com/PressRelease.asp?b2mid=10317

7/22/2006 3:03 PM  

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