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Govt to crack whip on engg colleges

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Govt to crack whip on engg colleges, Telangana government is contemplating to scale down the number of private engineering colleges in the State....

  • Inspection report submitted
  • List of colleges to be out soon

Hyderabad: The Telangana government is contemplating to scale down the number of private engineering colleges in the State. According to sources, the government constituted a committee headed by officials of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. The committee inspected the private engineering colleges.

A senior official of Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) revealed that a report has been submitted to the higher authorities of JNTU. Upon scrutiny the report would be given to the principal secretary of Higher Education for approval of colleges. The approved colleges would be listed during the counselling session, the official added.

The official said those colleges which violate All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms would face the heat. Currently, the government had approved 315 colleges in the State. However, the number of colleges would come down after the final list of affiliated colleges made available during the counselling. The government is planning to trim down the number of colleges to 100 in the State in the coming years, sources said.

“With fee reimbursement to the students, engineering colleges have mushroomed in both the states. Colleges were established without any proper infrastructure, this resulted in poor academic standards among engineering graduates,” said the official. However, private engineering college managements said that whenever they had raised the issue of fee reimbursement arrears, the government had threatened with task force reports.

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