Include 174 engg colleges: TEPCMA

Include 174 engg colleges: TEPCMA

Second Phase Counselling Of EAMCET: Include 174 Engg Colleges: TEPCMA. Telangana Private Engineering and Professional College Managements Association...

Hyderabad: Telangana Private Engineering and Professional College Managements Association (TEPCMA) demanded the government and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad (JNTU-H) to include 174 engineering colleges in second phase of counselling.

Addressing news persons at Sanketika Vidya Bhavan here on Wednesday, TEPCMA president, Goutham Rao, said that no colleges affiliated to Osmania University and Kakatiya University were removed from the web counselling list.

“Despite the first round of inspection by JNTU-H, the university officials re-inspected colleges and weeded out as many as 174 colleges under its umbrella. How can the university exclude colleges just a day before web counselling without giving prior notice to the colleges? All the colleges should be included in the second phase of counselling and also in PG admissions,” Rao said.

Decrying over exclusion, TEPCMA president said that Adilabad which has only two engineering colleges were removed from web counselling list.

“Of the 18 colleges in Karminagar district, eight colleges were not allowed to participate. Similarly 30 colleges in Nalgonda district, seven in Khammam were barred from the admission process. No college was given a chance to rectify the deficiencies and a decision was taken overnight,” Rao said.

“JNTU-H has to rethink about their decision on the 174 colleges. Good colleges were also removed from the web counselling list. The university can inspect the colleges once again,” Rao informed.

Laxmi Narayana, a member TEPCMA lambasted the government for the action taken on colleges. He said that there was no college from Venkatapuram to Khammam district with the exclusion of the colleges, students now have to commute 250 kms for getting engineering education in the district. JNTU-H had promised to restore permission to 134 colleges which gave one undertaking. However, the university officials failed to reinstate the colleges,” Laxmi added.

He questioned that there was no action initiated on colleges from the last 15 years which did not have proper facilities. “No college in the state has full facilities. Bank loans have become a burden for the colleges. Suicide is the last resort for the managements,” he warned.

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