AICTE has given approval for the 2013-14 batch which had taken admission in the B.tech courses, as part of the now defunct Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

"We have received a communication from AICTE informing that the approval has been granted to the 27 colleges," a senior university official said.

B.Tech programmes in Computer Science, Electronics, Food Technology, Instrumentation Electronics and Polymer Science were launched as part of FYUP, which was last year scrapped
following UGC intervention.

The colleges were asked to seek approval from AICTE, the apex advisory body regulating technical education in the country.

With several deadlines lapsing over the months, students had raised concerns over non-approval of the courses with HRD Minister Smriti Irani in February this year who, in turn, had
directed the VC to do the needful.

The lack of AICTE approval for the B.Tech programmes was also a bone of contention between the HRD Ministry and DU VC Dinesh Singh.

While Singh had maintained that the courses required no AICTE approval as they were being offered by the varsity itself, the ministry countered his views saying the courses should be vetted by the regulator.

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