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March 24, 2018

50 professional degree colleges of Telangana ‘chosen not to seek affiliation’ for the academic year 2017-18, will reduce seat count by 25,000

Hyderabad (Telangana) : Following stringent rules on infrastructure and faculty put in place by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University , Hyderabad (JNTUH), about 50 colleges have chosen not to seek affiliation for the academic year 2017-18, effectively reducing the number of engineering, pharma, and MBA seats by at least 25,000.

The last date for the sub mission of applications for affiliation with the late fee was Tuesday and, now the university is not going to entertain any more, officials said. “The fact finding committee (FFC) of the university has already started inspecting colleges and, in no circumstances, are we going to entertain any request,” said N Yadaiah, registrar, JNTU-H.

According to the varsity officials, a total of 310 colleges have applied for affiliation for the upcoming academic year, of which 211 are from engineering colleges, 81 from pharmacy , and 18 applications are from MBA colleges. On asking if they predicted this, Yadaiah said: “We were expecting more or less same number of applications as we realised that colleges are not happy with our decisions..”

“At the end of the day , improving the quality of technical education is our aim and it’s okay if some colleges move out if they feel they can’t follow our norms,” he added.

The officials confirmed that 14 colleges were inspected on the first day and said that apart from these 50 colleges, more might not make the cut if they fail to have all the necessary facilities. Even the college management said that the student seat ratio which is 1:3 now will go down to 1:1½ in the next academic year as many colleges are not willing to continue a majority of courses next year.

“Maybe because of the lack of demand or because of stringent rules framed by universities, many colleges in the state are not willing to continue in the next year,” said Dr K Ramadas, convener, Telangana Private Educational Institutions. Some of the courses in which seats might be reduced are under the civil, mechanical, and information technology heads in engineering, besides pharmacognosy , pharma chemistry , and pharmacology seats in the pharmacy sector.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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