The New Indian Express | Jeevan Kumar Durgam | 26th January 2016 |
HYDERABAD: After a massive cut in the number of engineering seats by 90,000 in Telangana in the previous academic year, private engineering colleges are preparing to reduce more number of seats this year too. The private institutes, especially the ones which were denied affiliation for several courses this academic year, are likely to reduce the intake in some of their courses and some colleges are planning to shut their business. Among the 24 disaffiliated colleges, most of them failed to impress the Fact Finding Committee for Affiliation (FFCA) of the JNTU-H. The FFCA members stated that many of the colleges did not improve their facilities. Some of the colleges, lost affiliation for courses like Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
This affiliation row has already hit the intake of these courses in the disaffiliated colleges. As the next academic is year approaching, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has sought applications for change in intake or the cancellation of courses in the colleges. In a recent notice, the AICTE said, colleges that seek No Objection Certificate (NOC) for change in intake, closure of course or the institute can apply before January 30. Meanwhile, the JNTU, sent a reminder to the colleges for removing the names of faculty members who left the institutes.- Courtesy