“Our duty is to conduct examination and counseling but not to go and check whether colleges have proper infrastructure, fire safety or not. Going by the rule book, counseling officials have no power to remove colleges from the list. If we do so, the issue will lead to a legal tangle,” an official lamented.
Similarly, the Andhra Pradesh government has approved affiliation for 413 colleges for a period of four years. “AP government had submitted a list of 413 colleges. However, it kept the list on the hold to add about 40-50 additional colleges. We have been writing to the government for a long time now. But we did not get proper intimation,” an official lamented.
Every year, the counseling concludes in August and the classes begin from September 1. School Education Department officials said that the bifurcation of the states has had an impact on the examination. “Nearly three-months of crucial time have been lost due to the delay in counseling. About 220 work hours is required for completing the syllabus.
Now due to the delay, holidays for Sankranthi and Dussehra will be cut. Teachers will be made to run from pillar to post for timely completion of the syllabus,” an official quipped. Surendra Reddy, convener DEECET, said, “Once we receive the list, we will announce the schedule in a couple of days. We are hopeful that we will get the list in day or two,” he informed.
Source: The Hans India