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Odisha seeks review of AICTE’s no admission decision

Bhubaneswar, April 8: Odisha Chief Minister veen Patik on Sunday sought the intervention of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar for reconsideration of AICTE’s decision to debar admissions into two premier diploma institutions in the state.
The Chief Minister sought persol intervention of the Minister into the decision of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) that placed two state-run diploma institutes under “No Admission” category for the academic year 2018-19. In a letter to the Minister, Patik urged for restoration of extension of approval for full strength of both the institutes for the period. Recently, the AICTE placed two government polytechnic institutes at Paralakhemundi and Berhampur under “No Admission” category for the upcoming academic session citing “shortage of regular faculty” and “non-availability of qualified Principals”. (IANS)