The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved 42 new engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu for this academic year. Besides, it has approved 6 management (MBA) colleges and one college of architecture. AICTE southern region chairman P. Mannar Jawahar said that more than 10,000 seats for B.E and B.Tech courses would be available for admission this year as a result of the approval granted at a meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. AICTE would conduct re-inspections in six more colleges seeking approval and a decision would be taken on a later date.

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