56 technical institutions in the state have applied to AICTE requesting for closure. The reason is poor response to admission. There were as many as 150 such applications received by AICTE for closure across the country and AP topped the list.
The colleges from the state include 28 MCA colleges, 14 MBA colleges, 5 engineering colleges, 5 pharmacy, and 3 technical campuses that offer all kinds of professional courses. Most of these are located in suburban and rural areas. More than a dozen colleges are in the outskirts of Hyderabad.
The other states from where applications for closure of professional institutions came were Rajasthan (18), Uttar Pradesh (17), Gujarat (13), Maharashtra (7) Punjab and Haryana (6 each), Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka (5 each), Chhatishgarh (4), West Bengal and Tamil Nadu (2 each), Uttarakhand Bihar (1 each).