HC reserves verdict on refusing intake in emerging engineering courses

HYDERABAD: A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court reserved its verdict over a batch of writ petitions challenging the action of the authorities in refusing increased intake or the start of new engineering courses in emerging fields, such as artificial intelligence and data sciences. It was argued that the inaction on part of the state government led to chaos and there was complete indifference to changing requirements in the field. S. Niranjan Reddy, senior counsel, complained that inaction resulted in a colourable exercise of law, pointing out that the limited role of the government was related to Section 20 of the Act in question. The rejection on the ground of financial implication was outside the purview of the Act and the social welfare scheme of fee reimbursement cannot rule the academic decision, the counsel argued.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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