The Hyderabad High Court on Monday refused to grant relief to 24 engineering colleges in Telangana state. The colleges sought a direction to the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and the state government to conduct fresh or supplemental counselling of Eamcet for admissions to their institutions under ‘A’ category seats for the academic year 2014-15
The petitioners’ colleges brought to the notice of the court that JNTU has not included the names of their institutions in the list of colleges in which counselling is being conducted for the academic year 2014-15 even though their institutions have not been subjected to a suspension, withdrawal, or affiliation.
The petitioners argued that the action of the varsity in not forwarding the names of the petitioner institutions to the Convener for making adm-issions in respect of Category A and Category B seats is violative of the procedure stipulated under GO Ms No. 74 dated July 28, 2011 and GO Ms No. 66 dated September 3, 2012.
They urged the court to declare the action of the respondents in not including their institutions in the ongoing counselling process for Engineering and Technical institutions for the academic year 2014-15 as illegal.
K. Ramakrishna Reddy, advocate general, submitted that as per the directions of the Supreme Cou-rt that the varsity has concluded the admission process on August 31, as the apex court fixed August 31 as the deadline to finish the admissions.
JNTU can cancel affiliations: HC
A division bench comprising Justice R. Subhash Reddy and A. Sankaranarayana of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday made it clear that the JNTU can conduct appropriate inspections and take all necessary steps including cancellation of affiliation, if private engineering institutions fail to meet the conditions prescribed by All India Council for Technical Educa-tion. The bench was disposing off an appeal by the JNTU against an order of single judge.
HC admits PIL on Disabilities Act
A division bench comprising Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice A. Sankaranarayana of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Registrar General of the High Court to explain as to why it is not implementing the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act 1995.
The bench was hearing a plea by Siva Srinivas, personal assistant to the Regi-strar General of the HC alleging that the Act is not implemented in the administration of the court.