Counseling For Engineering Admissions to be delayed

  • Engineering students at cross roads

HYDERABAD: The academic career of hundreds of students anxiously waiting to pursue engineering courses, especially in the field of technology and electronics, seemed to be at crossroads, as the counseling for admissions in the engineering colleges are likely to be delayed again.

Some private engineering colleges knocked the doors of the High Court following the JNTU changes of either derecognizing them or reducing the number in the intake of students in various engineering courses. These engineering colleges got a relief when a division bench of the High Court delivered its verdict on the appeal filed by the affected institutions.

While upholding the verdict of the single bench in this regard, the division bench directed constitution of a three-member inquiry committee to re-verify these 113 colleges within 10 days and submit a report in a sealed cover. The court also ordered the JNTU to constitute 25 teams for purpose of inspection of the colleges. During the course of re-verification, if any irregularities were found, then the recognition of the colleges should be withdrawn forthwith.

Thus, in the wake of the court order for re-verification of the colleges, the already delayed counseling process for engineering admissions is likely to be delayed further. The students and parents are now on tenterhooks, as not only the commencement of the academic year was getting delayed but also admissions in engineering colleges in other states were also coming to a close. (NSS)

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