Bhubaneswar: All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman SS Mantha on Sunday said that the number of new Engineering colleges coming up in the State must increase.

Vacancies in technical colleges have raised for which State Government wrote a letter to AICTE to turn down the affiliation of new institutions.

The gross enrollment ratio in the country should go beyond 15 percent as well as the new institutes should not compromise on the quality of the education, added Mantha.