5-member expert panel to inspect engineering colleges

5-member expert panel to inspect engineering colleges
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The State government constituted a five-member expert committee to inspect the standards in the engineering colleges. The decision was taken during a review meeting which was presided over by Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao here on Tuesday.

Hyderabad: The State government constituted a five-member expert committee to inspect the standards in the engineering colleges. The decision was taken during a review meeting which was presided over by Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao here on Tuesday.

  • Quality engineering education will ensure jobs in good companies to students, says HRD Minister Ganta
  • It will also help in development of the State

The five-member committee will be headed by Vice-Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) Prof P Vijaya Prakash. It will have Prof Hemant Chandra Reddy of JNTU-Anantapur, former Vice-Chancellor Prof Sudarshana Rao, Prof Padma Raju from JNTU- Kakinada, and Vijayawada Polytechnic College Principal Sheshagiri Rao from the technical education as members.

It was decided that the committee would inspect 40 engineering colleges randomly. And, it would verify whether the colleges have been following the norms in the appointment of faculty members and their education qualifications and teacher pupil’s ratio. The committee would also verify whether the names of the same faculty members figured in more than one college.

That apart, verification of the data submitted by these educational institutions to the APRC and administrative expenditure by the colleges would also be examined by the committee. Giving details of the appointment of the expert committee, HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that maintenance of standards in engineering education would not only bring jobs to the students in good companies but, it would also pay a key role in the development of the State.

He said that the State government has taken a policy stand not to hesitate to act tough against the erring engineering colleges, which failed to comply with the norms prescribed by the AICT. The meeting was attended by APSCHE Chairman Prof Venugopal Reddy, Technical Education Commissioner Udaya Lakshmi, Skill Development Corporation Director Lakshmi Narayan and others.

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