Web schedule decision today

Web schedule decision today

Officials concerned over shut down of colleges in Seemandhra region Though the certificate verification for admission into first year B tech courses...

Officials concerned over shut down of colleges in Seemandhra region

Though the certificate verification for admission into first year B tech courses for this academic year is not even half way through, the officials of Higher Education Council have been making plans to start the web counselling process shortly. The CET committee will meet in Hyderabad on Friday to discuss the pace of work and decide the schedule for web options.

In fact, the process of selecting options should have commenced on August 23 and ended by now. But due to continuous agitations against the decision to bifurcate the State has crippled the process in all the 13 districts of Seemandhra region. According to sources, officials have been making plans to allow the students making their options in another two to three days. “We think that by September 2, the certificate verification of more than 1.30 lakh students- who wish to seek admission under convener quota will be over. This would suffice to start the process of web counselling” a senior official of Commissionerate of Technical Education told The Hans India on Thursday.

At least five to six days time has to be given to rankers to exercise their options and another two days for changing the options. By any means, the allotment of seats could be done by September 10, according to one estimate.

But the process continues to be tardy in Seemandhra districts despite resumption of duties by the lectures of government polytechnic colleges, where majority of help line centres are located. A total of 5,808 rankers have turned up for verification on Thursday at 27 out of 35 centres in Seemandhra region. As the agitations have reached a feverish pitch, three centres in Kurnool and Ananthapuram have been closed down. In Telangana region, all the 22 helpline centres have worked and a total of 5,993 rankers have attended for verification. In all, the verification of 11,801 students was completed on Thursday, taking the total to 1.13 lakhs.

Meanwhile, there was no word from the government on the issue of Category B admissions even after 12 days. The file sent by Higher Education Council seeking guidance on the issue is still pending at Department of Higher Education, which has sought the opinion of Legal Department. Fingers are crossed on how this tangle would be issued considering the mutually opposite postures of the Council and the college managements.

On the other hand, the officials are greatly concerned over the delay of academic schedule of engineering and other professional courses. “For fresh candidates, more than two months have been lost. By this time, the second semester should have commenced and for the higher classes, more than 40 percent of the syllabus should have been over. Continuous shut down of colleges in Seemandhra districts is bound to hamper the studies in a big way. There will be trouble in project works and ultimately have a telling effect on the placements” a senior official felt.

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