Hyderabad: JNTU-Hyderabad had served show-cause notices to affiliated engineering colleges seeking an explanation for deficiencies found in the running of M.Tech courses. The anomalies came to light during surprise inspections of about 55 colleges, majority of them engineering.
Explanations from each college would be placed before an internal committee of the JNTU which will examine them and take a call on granting or rejecting affiliation for PG courses in those colleges during the forthcoming academic year.
Varsity officials went to these colleges without prior information and checked the faculty attendance that day —how many lecturers or professors were present and how many were not, especially those handling PG courses. Also, faculty and students’ attendance records for the last few batches and internal marks data were also checked.
According to officials, shortcomings were found in most of the colleges in running of the PG courses. Colleges admitted students for various courses, but they could not provide proper information pertaining to running of classes on daily basis.
The checks were done in March and first week of April. Some of the college managements complained that the varsity was not focusing on select group of colleges.
“The colleges inspected are offering just five to seven PG courses. Most of the top colleges have 15 to 20 PG courses,” a college head said. JNTU vice-chancellor Prof A. Venugopal Reddy said that they held inspections in some big colleges as well....