The Telangana government has, for the first time, divided engineering seats into three categories based on the status of the affiliation of colleges. The different categories will appear in three different colours on the Eamcet website during web counselling which will begin on July 17.
All the 82,795 available seats were categorised into three different sections – seats in affiliated colleges, seats in disaffiliated colleges whose admission process is subject to final order by the High Court and seats in disaffiliated colleges which didn’t approach the High Court but voluntarily agreed to re-inspections by JNTU-H.
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) said a new list of all colleges and their seats will be uploaded on the websites of Eamcet counseling and JNTU-H on Friday before 10 a.m. Web options will be open to qualified students from 5 p.m onwards the same day.
Announcing the revised schedule on Thursday, Kadiyam Srihari, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, appealed to the students to carefully select web options. “Students are requested to carefully check the list of affiliated colleges and their courses before they exercise their web options,” he advised.
As per the directions of the High Court, the JNTU-H and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will soon conduct inspections in disaffiliated colleges. But around 73 of the 121 disaffiliated colleges opposed re-inspections and wrote to the JNTU-H. They were also allowed to participate in web counselling. However admissions in these colleges are subject to the final order of the High Court.
Some of the disaffiliated colleges which didn’t approach the High Court against the JNTU-H were allowed to apply for affiliation by 10 p.m on Thursday. “If they agree for re-inspections in their institutes, they apply to the JNTU seeking affiliation,” said Srihari.
Source: The New Indian Express