No takers for seats in Khammam engineering colleges

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 19, 2015, 11:20 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 8:06 pm IST
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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
KhammamThe engineering aspiran-ts are wavering over joining the engineering colleges in Khammam district as ambiguity prevails on the status of many of the engineering colleges. While there were 21 engineering colleges in the district, as many as eight colleges were declared unfit for running engineering courses for 2014-15. However, the managements of these colleges approached High Court and obtained stay order on the governm-ent’s decision. 
 
The scrutiny of certificates of engineering aspirants commenced on Thursday and many of the students are not ready to take admission in colleges in Khammam. Only 200 students took admission in these colleges in 2014-15 and their fate hangs in balance as most of the colleges face faculty shortage. The government had announced that it would give all details of engineering colleges, courses and available seats before June 11 and that the students can view the details on the website.
 
The engineering colleges were asked on June 9 to submit all the details, but the managements raised objection and approached court of law. The High Court directed the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University to postpone the date for submitting details till June 20 and also asked to examine the appeals of engineering colleges till June 28. 
 
Education minister Kadiam Srihari said that there was no question of giving permission to the engineering colleges which lack faculty and proper infrastructure. 
P. Papa Rao, a parent, said that he was not ready to admit his son in any engineering college in the district and that he would opt for colleges in Hyderabad. “We do not know which college license will be cancelled this year,” he said. 
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Location: Telangana




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