From 2012 onwards, new professional institutes may be prohibited from coming up in India. This decision, made by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), follows the rise in the number of vacant engineering seats that have become commonplace in many states. According to a 2011 estimation made by AICTE, approximately three lakh engineering and management seats were left empty. The governments of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Haryana have asked AICTE to stop giving new institutes permission to come up. They have asked AICTE to act against the applications for upcoming engineering and management. However, AICTE has decided to wait until 2012 to implement this move.
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