VTU Orders To Close 6 Engineering Colleges Over Poor Facilities

The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belagavi, through a public notice, has cautioned parents and students against getting admissions to six engineering colleges from the current academic year.

The VTU ordered to close down six engineering colleges in the State due to the poor facilities. This decision was taken at the recent Executive Council meeting. The closure order applies from the academic year of 2021-22 onwards.

The six colleges, all private unaided, are: Alpha College of Engineering in Bengaluru and Shaikh College of Engineering in Belagavi, Islamiah Institute of Technology in Bengaluru, Ekalavya Institute of Technology in Chamarajnagar, Sri Vinayaka Institute of Technology in KGF and BTL Institute of Technology and Management in Bengaluru.

According to a report, one college from Bengaluru and one from Belagavi opted for closure on their own due to financial issues and the rest did not apply for renewal of affiliation.

The major reasons for the closure would be lack of infrastructure, difficulty in filling seats, poor quality of teaching were major reasons for closure.

“Aspiring students seeking fresh admission to these colleges are advised to take note. In case any student proceeds with admission to these institutes, the university will not be responsible,” the university said.

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