HYDERABAD: To regularise the mushrooming private coaching institutes, the state government is enforcing an old GO which requires every institute to have formal registration with the government.
Implementing the GO No. 200 of united Andhra Pradesh from 1997, the school education department on Thursday asked all unrecognised coaching institutes in the state to get registered within a month. The officials are all set to serve notices to the coaching institutes. The government is also planning to launch a new website in another 10 days to enable online registration.
According to the Andhra Pradesh Education Act, 1982, all the unrecognised schools, colleges and institutes which provide coaching to students for entrance tests of public and private universities or competitive exams must be registered with the government. It covers coaching institutes ranging from software training centers to coaching centers of Eamcet, IIT-JEE and study circles for competitive exams such as Group-I, II, III, IV and civil services exams.
The GO 200 and AP Education Act mandates that all coaching institutes to maintain hygienic environment and good infrastructure. The government doesn’t even have any confirmed data of number and nature of coaching institutes.
New directions by the school education department now mandates the coaching institutes to provide the details of their teaching facilities and infrastructure to the government along with the application form for registration. Registrations can be cancelled if the institutes fail to meet the basic requirements in terms of infrastructure and quality and quantity of faculty members.
To identify un-recognised coaching institutes, the government is planning to initiate a survey from Friday. The district education officers will be the registration authority for the institutes in their respective districts. Institutes have to pay Rs 1,000 as the registration fee and Rs 10,000 as the deposit, said Chiranjeevulu, commissioner, school education, Telangana.
The managements of institutes can be punished with imprisonment from six months to one year if they violate the rules, Chiranjeevulu added.