CBI raids expose why technical education is sub-standard

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The unholy nexus between owners of self-financing engineering colleges and officials of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is in the spotlight in Tamil Nadu.

Sleuths of the anti-corruption wing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday raided the campuses of four private engineering colleges, including two in Chennai, based on information that these colleges had obtained the AICTE’s approval after allegedly bribing officials. Incidentally, three of the four colleges had earlier come under the adverse scrutiny of the Anna University (Chennai), to which they are affiliated, after inspection teams found not just serious infrastructural inadequacies, but also noted that school teachers were masquerading as qualified technical education teachers!

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