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Andhra University to crack whip on affiliated colleges

Andhra University to crack whip on affiliated colleges
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Finally, the Andhra University management woke up from slumber to check irregularities at their affiliated colleges. It was alleged that some Andhra University affiliated colleges particularly Law and B Ed Colleges are not maintaining proper records related to students. 

Visakhapatnam: Finally, the Andhra University management woke up from slumber to check irregularities at their affiliated colleges. It was alleged that some Andhra University affiliated colleges particularly Law and B Ed Colleges are not maintaining proper records related to students.

It is learnt that the college managements were giving attendance to their students even though they are not attending classes. There are 30 B Ed and seven Law Colleges located in Visakhapatnam district affiliated to Andhra University. Among the 30 B Ed colleges, Andhra University had given permission to 14 colleges and Andhra Pradesh State Council of Education had given permission to 16 colleges in the district.

According to regular law students, who took admission through CET said that 30 per cent of admissions would be done through proper guidelines and the rest of the students would be taken admission through management quota. Those students are not coming to the college and working at various places.

Responding on the allegations, Registrar of Andhra University G Umamaheswar Rao said that students from adjacent states also taking admissions in the state particularly students from Odisha and Tamil Nadu. The students are attending the college during the examinations only. The university stopped issuing hall tickets to such students, even after the college management managed their attendance, the registrar said.

“Some affiliated colleges in the district have been violating the admission guidelines by allowing over 200 students in an academic year, while the sanctioned strength was only 80 students. This kind of scenario repeats as the colleges do not admit student through Common Entrance Test (CET) and counseling, but they admit the student under management quota,” Uma Maheswara Rao said.

The registrar also said that in the next few weeks, the university authorities would conduct surprise visits to check the attendance and admission strength of the students in all the professional colleges in the district. If any colleges found guilty and which do not meet the standards, affiliation of such colleges would be cancelled, the Registrar said.

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