Mumbai, July 11 -- For the third year in a row, courses in electronics and telecommunication engineering - also known as electronics and communications - faced the highest number of closures across the country.

According to data from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the apex body for technical education in the country, as many as 66 degree, 47 diploma and several postgraduate programmes in electronics and telecommunication will no longer be available to students at colleges across the country for 2019-20.

In the last two years, 116 diploma and 144 degree courses related to this branch were shut down.

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