Wait ends for Engg counselling

Wait ends for  Engg counselling

Decks have been cleared for the much awaited Engineering counselling after the Andhra Pradesh High Court ruling which clearly stated that the process...

  • Schedule on Aug 13
  • Counselling begins on Aug 19
  • No online counselling for Category B, but the list be ratified before admissions

Decks have been cleared for the much awaited Engineering counselling after the Andhra Pradesh High Court ruling which clearly stated that the process shall commence at any cost from August 19. Justice Nooty Ram Mohan Rao, who has been dealing with the petitions on the matter, has issued series of directions on the admission for students of first year B Tech courses for the present academic year- 2013-14. In a detailed order, he fixed the calendar, which stated that the notifications shall be out by August 11 and the counseling from August 19 at 10 am.

But the Chairman of the Higher Education Council Prof P Jayaprakasha Rao told The Hans India that the notification can be issued only on August 13. “Next three days are holidays and the CET committee would meet formally on Monday and inform the government on the Court direction the same day. This is mandatory and the next day itself the notification will be out” he explained. He also indicated that the classes could begin once the counselling for convener quota seats is completed. ‘Since nearly 70% of seats will be filled up by that time, we don’t find any problem in starting the classes’ he said.

Another crucial aspect of the ruling was related to filling up of management quota seats. The judge, aware of the list before the division bench, also laid down certain conditions on how the seats are to be filled up in the private engineering colleges. He directed that applications shall be made available on the web as also physically at the colleges as also with the JNTU and the AP council for Higher Education. The applications received from out of any of the varied mentioned sources will be entertained by the private Engineering colleges and merit list prepared accordingly and transparently.

The judge made it clear that the managements of non-minority engineering colleges shall take out notifications in at least two leading news papers. The applications for B-category shall be invited both in physical format and online. All the applications received by each college shall be arranged in order of merit and the list shall be exhibited on the notice boards and the list has to be scrutinised by the Convener (admissions) before being counseling. The respective colleges shall make admissions against B-category in descending order in merit amongst the applicants. Following the interim order the judge directed the matter to be listed after four weeks.

“In a way, the judge approved the norms mentioned in the GO 74, issued on July 28, 2011, which clearly said admissions in private unaided non-minority institutions shall done on the basis of merit and the list should be approved by the convener”, a senior official of the Technical Education Commissionerate told The Hans India. The judge gave ruling after hearing a writ petition by an aspiring professional Leela Krishna who complained of inaction on the part of the authorities to fix a date for the counselling for the academic year.

The Supreme Court has given second extension a few days back for the process to be completed by September 1.

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