Close to 17 colleges in Gujarat have come under the scanner of CBI and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) due to alleged irregularities in their recognition.
The CBI, Gandhinagar, along with AICTE officials raided two colleges in Rajkot on Wednesday in connection with the alleged bribery case involving AICTE chairman.
According to highly-placed sources in AICTE, of the 35 colleges indicted by the CBI in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, 17 are in Gujarat alone. These include seven in pharmacy, eight in MBA and two in engineering.
“The Gujarat-based colleges under scanner are those from the 22 self-financed engineering colleges, 15 MBA colleges and 14 pharmacy colleges that started this year,” said a AICTE source.
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