AICTE will team up with JNTU to inspect private engineering colleges

aicte and jntu will inspect private engineering collegesChief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice S.V. Bhat belonging to division bench of Hyderabad High Court, had stated clearly that, team members from JNTU Hyderabad and AICTE would inspect private engineering colleges regarding the deficiencies. These colleges, depending upon the outcome of inspection, would be permitted for web admission process. Writ appeals filed by JNTU Hyderabad challenging the orders of single judge was dealt by the bench.

JNTU, Hyderabad had inspected some engineering colleges and disaffiliated some colleges and even refused to give permission for certain courses. Hence writ petitions were filed and it was declared that JNTU does not have the power to disaffiliate colleges and it belongs to the discretion of AICTE only. This statement was declared by a single judge. Admission to these colleges were permitted by single judge which will in turn depend on the outcome of the inspection by AICTE.

Questioning the judgement of the single judge, appeals were filed. A team of two members from AICTE and one member from JNTU would be inspecting the colleges and a final report would be made considering factors such as availability of infrastructure like laboratory, equipments, faculty etc. Then depending on this report, a final decision regarding disaffiliation of colleges and courses would be done. This was stated by division bench of Hyderabad High Court.

Suppose if the colleges fail to get affiliation, then students would be adjusted in other colleges and meanwhile students would be allotted these colleges and courses. Within 48 hours, the inspection would be conducted and it would be completed before July 31. After July 20, Muslim minority colleges would be inspected. It was also directed by the bench that, colleges need to pay amount of two lakh as fees for inspection and the committee would not wait for the fees to be deposited to carry out the inspection.

It was also said that the inspection teams must submit their reports in a well sealed cover before the Registrar Judicial of High Court within three days form the time of inspection. 3rd August would be the day when the cases would be listed. Only after receiving the copy of the order of the High Court which gave its judgement, the State Government will take a stand on the dispute surrounding the affiliation of private engineering colleges.

According to statement given by Mr. Papi Reddy, Chairman of Telangana State Higher Education, the subject appeared in the meeting, with Deputy CM and Education Minister Mr. Kadium Srihari, JNTU Hyderabad Vice Chancellor, Convenor of EAMCET and various other officials present at the Secretariat, a decision could not be taken as there was no copy of the court order.

Supreme Court guidelines to finish counselling for engineering admissions by 31 July and starting of classes by 1 August would be met as confirmed by Mr. Reddy.

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