Over 80 HLCs likely for engineering admissions

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Over 80 HLCs likely for engineering admissions. The EAMCET committee has tentatively decided to increase the number of Help Line Centres (HLCs) to 80 in view of the new rules that would come into force from the next web counseling onwards.

Hyderabad: The EAMCET committee has tentatively decided to increase the number of Help Line Centres (HLCs) to 80 in view of the new rules that would come into force from the next web counseling onwards. The process has been done with the help of 53 centres till last year. The Higher Education Council has already notified 49 centres in the notification.

The CET Committee has decided to bring some changes which include registering web options at the time of certificate verification itself. It has also decided to allow only one parent to accompany the ranker inside the counseling hall. The students were also asked to specify the name of parent or guardian who would accompany him in the application itself. Their photos shall also be uploaded.
“We are in the process of finding suitable places to be made as Help Line centres. We will hire staff exclusively for the job and also purchase systems for the purpose” a top official of the Technical Education Commissionerate told The Hans India.
The changes were primarily aimed at arresting the trend of brokers in admission process, according to Prof L Venugopala Reddy, Chairman of the Higher Education Council.
Several representatives of the private engineering colleges used to entice the rankers with freebies like free transport, subsidy in fee, free hostel accommodation etc. They simply take away the scratch cards that are issued to the rankers and get the admission forms of their institutions filled up through them. Irrespective of whether they would join or not, the institutions use the names of the students to draw reimbursement from the government. This practice has been going on unabated since 2008.
To thwart any such a attempt, the rankers will now have to specify their branch of study as well as the college at the time of certificate verification itself. The Council, on its part, would ensure the fee structure, availability of seats in all the colleges etc at the time of counseling of engineering admissions. Meanwhile, a total of 22,000 students have so far applied online for the EAMCET 2014, according to authorities. Several girls have been applying for medical stream since the beginning, they said.
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