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Inspect Engineering Colleges, HC Tells JNTUH

Education NewsHyderabad: The High Court directed the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) on Thursday to physically inspect all the engineering and pharmacy colleges, which offer post-graduate courses, to know the facilities being provided by them to the students. Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy passed this order on a batch of petitions filed on the admissions to private engineering and pharmacy colleges conducting PG courses.

Telangana advocate-general K Ramakrishna Reddy, appearing for JNTUH, said that as per the directions issued by a division bench the university had issued deficiency notices to 127 engineering and 40 pharmacy colleges seeking particulars about the facilities, including teaching and non-teaching staff, library, lab, etc., being provided by them to PG students.

The AG said that a minimum one month’s period would be required to evaluate the information and to submit a report to the court on the deficiencies pointed out by the varsity, after physical inspection of these colleges.

He assured the court that the university would examine whether 145 PG colleges, which were allowed to participate in counseling, complied with the norms prescribed by the university and AICTE and submit a report. He sought four weeks’ time for placing report of the university to the court. The judge granted four weeks’ time to the university to make physical inspection of the colleges and to submit its report to the court, and posted the matter to Nov 17.

On September 4 a single judge had directed the state government and JNTUH to include the petitioner engineering colleges in the PG counseling process for 2014-15 provided they complied with all the norms and regulations prescribed by it as well as AICTE. The university moved the division bench challenging the single judge’s order.

On Sept 9, the division bench directed the JNTUH to issue notices to private engineering colleges notifying their deficiencies found during inspection. It also directed inclusion of these colleges in counseling and that the university shall inform the students that the PG engineering admissions were subject to the final outcome of the petitions.

Source: The New Indian Express

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