Lucknow: Grappling with student shortage, 18 technical education institutes in Uttar Pradesh are to close down for academic session 2017-18. The worst hit are management colleges. Also, close to 9,500 seats will be reduced by APJ Abdul Kalam Techical University (AKTU) in 620 colleges offering their flagship programmes of engineering (BTech) and management (MBA).
With the affiliation process ending on April 19, officials said the number of colleges seeking closure and those reducing number of seats will go up.Figures accessed by TOI show that 11 standalone business schools offering MBA programmes across the state will close down its operation in this academic year. There are five engineering institutions, three colleges running Masters in Computer Applications (MCA), two offering Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma) and one Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) that are in the closure list. Each college seeking closure has to pay Rs 1 lakh fee.According to AKTU registrar Pawan Gangawar, there are 50 colleges who have yet to initiate the affiliation process.
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