JNTU-H slaps notices on engineering colleges

JNTU-H slaps notices on engineering colleges
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The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad JNTUH slapped notices on its affiliated colleges, asking them to upload the correct data of the faculty profiles Following the issue of notices several colleges took down its faculty profile pages from their websites

Hyderabad: The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) slapped notices on its affiliated colleges, asking them to upload the correct data of the faculty profiles. Following the issue of notices several colleges took down its faculty profile pages from their websites.

For example, a prominent engineering college’s group website showed the page is under construction and one more college under the scanner for uploading the details of the faculty working in Andhra Pradesh showed an error message.
According to the University sources, nearly around 25 to 30 colleges have taken down their faculty profiles following the Academic Audit Cell (AAC) of the university issuing notice that it will take stringent action against the erring colleges failing to comply with the mandatory disclosure and other regulations.

Speaking to The Hans India, a senior official from the university said that following the reports of several colleges violating mandatory disclosure regulations made the University to take action and issue notices. It may be mentioned here that the University had conducted an elaborate exercise to identify the faculty members allegedly holding fake degrees working in its affiliated colleges.

An AAC scrutiny of the faculty profiles in the university affiliated engineering colleges found discrepancies in the authenticity of the degrees that they are holding. It was against this backdrop that university had come to conclusion that several colleges are not providing details in full or uploading partial details on their websites. “This is against the mandatory disclosure regulations prescribed by the All India council for Technical Education (AICTE) and besides the university rules,” the official said.

To rectify these shortcomings the AAC asked the colleges to upload correct data in line with the regulations failing which it will be constrained to take stringent action against the colleges. Following this, in the last four days the colleges have taken down the profile pages of the faculty working in their institutions, either displaying a message that the pages are under construction or showing a technical error message. Clarifying on this, the university official said, “We will wait for some more time for the colleges to upload the details in all respects as per the regulations. If they fail, then, we will initiate action against erring institutions,” he clarified.

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