The AP State Council for Higher Education issued GO 74 on Thursday, November 2, on a special round of admissions for filling up 27,613 vacant seats in all private engineering colleges. (Image: Twitter)
Anantapur: Controversy has erupted over the order of AP State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) announcing a special round of counselling for admissions into private colleges.
As per the GO, students, who have chosen their option of college in the first and second rounds of counselling, cannot participate in the special counselling.
Students and parents of the first and second rounds of counselling are feeling short-changed over announcement of the third or special round of counselling.
They contend that they should be allowed to participate in the forthcoming round announced by APSCHE.
The students feel they could then get an opportunity for getting into a more prominent private engineering college, where there are opportunities for campus placements. Parents’ associations and students are planning to agitate in this regard.
The AP State Council for Higher Education issued GO 74 on Thursday, November 2, on a special round of admissions for filling up 27,613 vacant seats in all private engineering colleges. The GO stated that this special round of admission is being conducted as a special case only as a one-time measure for this year. Vacant seats in engineering colleges of AP universities and their constituent colleges will also figure in the special round of admissions. AS per GO 74, no spot admissions will be allowed in the university and constituent colleges.
A student from Anantapur who has joined a private college in Gooty in the second round of counselling, regrets that she could not get a seat in a reputed private college on outskirts of Anantapur. She feels if allowed to participate in the special round of counselling, she could have got an admission in a better college.
Parents Association of AP general secretary Gujjala Eeswaraiah said the government’s decision will impact on many students across the state, as they will have no chance to opt for an alternate college in the third counselling.
Eswaraiah charged that the special round of counselling has been announced to support private colleges, where seats are vacant. He demanded that all students should be allowed to participate in the third counselling, so that they can opt for colleges in which they want to study.
A retired professor of JNTU-A found fault with the latest APSCHE GO. He observed that when a student is allowed to participate in the first and second counselling, s/he should be permitted to enter the third or special round of counselling too.