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Over 800 engineering colleges to close in India

BENGALURU: India is set to close 800 engineering colleges across the country over low quality and poor enrollment ratio. Following low admissions over the past five years, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has asked hundreds of colleges to close down and submit a report by the second week of September. AICTE authorities said colleges with less than 30% admissions in the last five years have been asked to close down. “We have also given them an option of getting merged with nearby colleges,” said a…