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OPECA threatens to sue Govt over AICTE-unapproved seats

Bhubaneswar, July 8: The Odisha Private Engineering College Association (OPECA) on Friday threatened to move to the court of law protesting the increase in the intake capacity of seats in B. Tech and M. Tech streams at the Government engineering colleges with the approval of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

"For the 2016-17 academic session, the Government has increased as many as 2,329 seats, 1,550 in BTech and 779 in MTech courses, in the Government engineering colleges without AICTE approval,” OPECA honorary secretary Binod Dash told reporters here.

Dash told reporters here that students getting admitted against the unapproved seats will face difficulty in getting GATE scholarship and while appearing for UPSC and OPSC examinations and for pursuing higher education.

“We urge the Government to stop admissions in these seats at the earliest else the OPECA will move to the court of law against the illegality,” said Dash

He said CET, Bhubaneswar has the highest 350 number of unapproved seats for BTech courses followed by the IGIT Sarang and the Parala Maharaj Engineering College, Brahmapur with 330 and 300 unapproved seats, respectively. For MTech courses, while the CET, Bhubaneswar has 67 AICTE-approved seats, the OJEE website displays 288 seats, an increase of 221 excess seats. The IGIT Sarang has increased 216 seats for MTech courses without AICTE approval.

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