The Fate of 174 Hyderabad Colleges sealed

With the high court refusing to give interim relief to 174 private engineering colleges, which were not allowed to take part in the Eamcet councelling in telangana, they are staring at zero admissions this year.

This may well seal their fate as the number of seats in the rest of the colleges may be more than enough for the students looking for admission in telangana.

During the counselling which began on August 14th only 141 engineering colleges out of 315 in telangana were given permission to take part while others were denied it as they lacked the facilities required as per the All India council of technical education guidelines.

Howeever as of now 95,000 engineering seats are available for 84,888 students who qualified Eamcet 2014 in the engineering stream in Telagana. Since enough seats are available it is unlikely that the barred colleges would get any students even if they are allowed to participate in the second phase of the counseling?

Also going by the current pace of certificate verification, only about 60,000 students are likely to take admission.

The first phase of engineering counseling will end on August 30th and classes in both telangana and Andhrapradesh will commence on September 1st.

The certificate verification process is expected to get done by August 23, a day after the high court has scheduled its next hearing. On August 22, the state government is expected to file a counter to the petition filed by the college managements requesting the court to allow them to participate in counselling. "The counselling is expected to continue as per schedule and classes will begin on the announced date," K Raghunath, chief camp officer, Eamcet, said.

Meanwhile private college managements were a crestfallen lot on Monday. We were expecting a positive verdict from the court. The state government has prevented the entry of a majority of colleges from Telangana without even slapping a show cause notice.  Also, time to rectify the shortcomings was not given," K V K Rao, a college owner said.

JNTU the affiliating university for a majority of colleges in Telagana had made surprise inspections in colleges in July on the instanance of the state government.When 174 colleges were found to be lacking basic facilities the government decided to push them out of the counselling process.

The fate of the students who are already studying in the  the second third and fourth years in these colleges is also uncertain as they will not be able to write the end semester examinations conducted by the affiliating university. "Colleges will have to put basic facilities in place to get affiliation to conduct classes this academic year," a JNTU official said.

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