AICTE has given approval for starting 39 new polytechnic colleges all over India this year, among them 3 new polytechnic colleges are to be started in tamilnadu. Next to engineering courses students are choosing arts and science courses. Recent survey says students who want to become an engineer in future are now started choosing diploma courses. Diploma courses are getting popular now a days. Because diploma holders with good job experience are getting salaries more than the engineering students.
This year Anna university didn’t receive any application forms for getting approval for new engineering colleges, instead more colleges requested anna university to fill even management seats through counseling. At the same time AICTE received 36 applications from tamilnadu state for starting polytechnic colleges, among them three got approval for starting the colleges. From all over india AICTE received 463 application forms for stating polytechnic colleges.
Due to this 300 seats increased in diploma engineering courses in tamilnadu.
Diploma colleges details in tamilnadu:
Total government polytechnic colleges: 41
Government aided colleges: 34
Private colleges: 406