ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Higher Education : AICTE as Politicians' Handmaiden

Some recent decisions of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in regard to engineering courses in Maharashtra make it clear that it is as easy to bring pressure on so-called all-India bodies as on state ones. Further, any set of rules can be readily subverted to suit the interests of those who matter and officials of bodies like the AICTE and universities and colleges who are responsible for maintaining standards in higher education willingly default on their responsibilities to accommodate the powerful and the influential.

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