Thiruvananthapuram: Admission Supervisory Committee headed by Justice J. M. James has asked the APJ Abdul Kalam University to cancel the registration of 277 candidates admitted to NRI seats in 12 engineering colleges for want of permission from the AICTE.
The panel also asked the university to withdraw the admissions of 83 students to three colleges without the minimum qualification marks in the engineering entrance exams.
As per the rules, the students should get at least ten marks in each paper of the engineering entrance exams.
The university has been asked not to allow these students to write the first semester exams scheduled to begin on December 13. The university has already issued hall tickets to these students.
Justice James told Deccan Chronicle that as per norms, the colleges should get separate permissions before giving admissions to NRI, people of Indian origin or foreign origin.
"When the managements association had come up for discussions with the committee, we had pointed out that prior permission from the AICTE was needed for making admissions to NRI quota seats. Most of the colleges got it before making admissions. However, some colleges made admissions without getting the statutory sanctions," Justice James said.