A breakthrough was finally achieved in the Eamcet counseling issue, with the Hyderabad High Court directing Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, on Thursday, to include the petitioner colleges in the counseling process. Justice A. Rajasekhar Reddy was dealing with a batch of petitions by several private engineering colleges, seeking to direct the JNTU to include their colleges in counseling for PG engineering courses scheduled to be commenced on September 10, for the academic year of 2014-15 for the intake capacity sanctioned by the All India Council for Technical Education. The petitioners challenged the action of the JNTU in not concluding the process of granting of affiliation in pursuance of the process initiated therefore by communication of deficiencies on August 19, 2014, as arbitrary and illegal.
The judge asked the varsity to include petitioner colleges in web counseling, if they comply with all the norms and regulations prescribed by it as well as the AICTE. The judge made it clear that if the JNTU, at a later point in time, found any of the petitioner colleges to have violated any regulation of the varsity as well as the AICTE; it is open for the JNTU to take action in accordance with law.
Source: Deccan Chronicle