The allotment of seats in engineering stream would begin from Thursday, even as the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-H) on Wednesday approached the High Court division bench against the interim relief given by single-judge on Monday allowing the 174 de-listed engineering colleges to participate in the EAMCET web counseling process.
Engineering seat aspirants, who have given options for admission into various colleges, would be allotted seats on priority basis.
JNTU moves HC against delisted colleges
Students were allowed to change their options on August 26 and 27 respectively. Nearly 52 private engineering colleges had earlier approached the HC after JNTU-H de-listed them from the counseling process citing lack of minimum standards prescribed by the AICTE and the mandatory sanctioned teaching faculty strength in the respective colleges.
The JNTU-H in its petition stated that during an inspection of all the private engineering colleges in the state, several discrepancies like over-aged staff, lack of minimum facilities and AICTE prescribed standards were found missing in these 174 colleges.
The JNTU-H contended that if these colleges were allowed to participate in the web counseling process, the future of several students taking admission in these colleges would be at stake. It stated that visiting faculty, teachers over 70 years and part-time faculty members were shown as regular staffers in 52 colleges. The JNTU-H contended that they had received complaints over the past few years on the poor quality of professional education being imparted to students in these colleges.
Even the minimum teacher-student ratio was not being followed by these colleges, the JNTU-H observed. The JNTU-H in its plea to the division bench informed that the single-judge did not take in to consideration some of these valid contentions raised by it earlier.