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The Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, (SITS) Narhe Technical Campus

The Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, (SITS) Narhe Technical Campus

FRESH SALVO FOR SINHGAD TECHNICAL EDUCATION SOCIETY – After surprise inspection, council reports anomalies in the institute’s functioning, moots bringing down quota to zero

The Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) has been having a rough time since last month. First, it was the bank dues and the Bombay High Court (HC) ruling denying any further credit. Now, the Delhi-based All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has denied approval to run various programmes at the Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, (SITS) Narhe technical campus.  Following a recent surprise investigation, AICTE officials submitted a report to “bring down the quota of the institute to zero”. The institute would get a chance to plead its side in a hearing and the final decision will be taken after that. Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman of AICTE, Delhi, told Pune Mirror, “The investigators from AICTE found many irregularities in the institute’s functioning. We found insufficient equipment in the laboratory. Also, the teacher student ratio is skewed. There were some infrastructural lapses as well. Because of all these irregularities, we have decided to bring down the quota of some of the departments of the campus to zero.”  As part of its surprise inspections, AICTE officials had visited 311 colleges across the country three months ago. According to higher officials, different punishments have been ordained for different institutes that were found lacking. “This is not something we do every year. The exercise was carried out to check the quality of the institutes. All of them were selected randomly and different penalties have been reserved for different institutes. But, this is not the final decision and one hearing would be held with the SITS, where its management would get a chance to present their side as well. If they fail to prove their argument, then we will go ahead with the decision of cancelling their quota,” Sahasrabudhe added,

The Sinhgad institute’s Kondhwa campus property had been recently put for auction as the STES had defaulted on a loan. Soon after, the Bombay HC had earlier this month turned down its petition against a consortium of banks that had decided not to restructure a loan to the STES management or extend further credit to it. Over the years, STES has borrowed Rs 419 crore from various financial institutions. On February 28, a Bombay HC bench had ordered that since the education society had not complied with the conditions laid down by the banks, the latter were right in their decision to not help STES any further.  The SITS is approved by AICTE, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Mumbai, and is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). The institute offers undergraduate programmes in computer engineering, information technology, electronics and telecommunication, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and postgraduate programmes in E&TC engineering, mechanical engineering and MBA.  M N Navale, founder president of Sinhgad Institutes, said, “The engineering courses at the Narhe campus are under the scanner and AICTE is bringing down their quota to zero. But, we will get a chance for hearing. Also, there are some errors in the report. We will put up our side before the AICTE.” –  Courtesy


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