MBA, MCA courses without AICTE approval! Odisha Higher Education Dept flags concerns
Cuttack:The Higher Education department has directed the authorities of the autonomous colleges concerned to take immediate steps to get the AICTE approval for such professional courses.
Are you keen to pursue an MBA or MCA course in any autonomous college in Odisha? Beware! You need to ensure that these courses are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Otherwise, your MBA/MCA degrees would be rendered invalid.
As per reports, as many as eight government-autonomous degree colleges in Odisha do not have AICTE approval. The Higher Education department has detected the lapses and warned some autonomous colleges in this regard in a letter. Professional courses like two-year MBA and MCA are being offered by eight colleges including BJB Autonomous College in Bhubaneswar, SCS Autonomous College in Puri, and FM Autonomous College in Balasore among others without obtaining approval of the AICTE.
In the letter, it was stated that this is said to be a violation of AICTE norms which will affect the career of the students and credibility of the institutions. “Operating these programs without the necessary approval is a violation of the AICTE regulations and a breach of the trust placed in the educational institutions to maintain standards,” the letter read.
The Higher Education department has directed the authorities of the autonomous colleges to take immediate steps to get the AICTE approval for such professional courses.