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Hyderabad: TESJAC up in arms against private engineering colleges

Hyderabad: TESJAC up in arms against private engineering colleges
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The Telangana Engineering Students Joint Action Committee (TESJAC) is up in arms against the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) and Osmania University (OU) for the non-compliance of the regulations of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in the affiliated engineering colleges.

Hyderabad: The Telangana Engineering Students Joint Action Committee (TESJAC) is up in arms against the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) and Osmania University (OU) for the non-compliance of the regulations of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in the affiliated engineering colleges.

It may be mentioned here that the AICTE, JNTU-H and OU affiliation norms insist on the maintaining student-faculty ratio, laboratories, libraries and other amenities and student career services in every engineering college.

Speaking to The Hans India, TESJAC president Sharan Kumar said, "students studying in several engineering institutions under private managements have been facing a series of problems. The norms and regulations of the university and AICTE are given a goby."

Due to shortage of faculty, faculty with fake PhDs, non-functional of laboratories and workshops of various engineering departments, students were not able to get the practical exposure in the colleges.

"A very few colleges have been put in place the infrastructure like laboratories as mandated under the approvals given to run the courses. In several colleges, the laboratory infrastructure is not maintained making them just there as showpieces," he pointed out.

Non-revision of the syllabus as per the industry requirements and with no practical knowledge, deprived of any skill training left the colleges not able to get any companies to the colleges.

Even when companies visited the campuses the students are not able to clear the interviews.

Faced with these troubles and other reasons like financial problems, some students are discontinuing their studies in the middle of their four-year B. Tech and B.E courses. However, the college managements are refusing to return their original degree certificates unless they pay the fee for the entire four-year course.

This is in contrary to the AICTE and university norms on returning the original certificates and fee payments.

Against this backdrop, the TESJAC met the registrars of JNTU-H and OU and represented to immediately look into the problems faced by the students of the private engineering colleges affiliated to them and take necessary steps.

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