Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) put up a public notice on Wednesday stating that the affiliation of these colleges had been withdrawn and students enrolled with them would be re-allotted to other colleges affiliated with it.
The closure order applies from the current academic year and the university has issued a public notice, cautioning parents and students against getting admitted to these colleges from 2021-22 academic year onwards.
Shaikh College of Engineering, Belagavi — had requested a closure for financial reasons.
It includes the Shaikh College of Engineering in Belagavi, along with Alpha College of Engineering, Islamiah Institute of Technology, BTL Institute of Technology and Management (all Bengaluru), Ekalavya Institute of Technology, Chamarajanagar, and Sri Vinayaka Institute of Technology, KGF.
Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor of VTU said that Three of the six colleges had not even applied for their affiliation to be renewed. Some colleges had applied for affiliation, but did not have the necessary infrastructure and teaching staff, said Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor of VTU.