After SC Ruling, APSCHE in Review Petition Riddle

Published: 13th September 2014 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2014 06:10 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: As the Supreme Court refused to grant permission for second phase of engineering counselling, the AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) is undecided whether or not to file a review petition.

While some officials in the Council feel filing another petition would only invite trouble for them as well as for the AP government as the apex court had already reprimanded them for moving the court on the previous occasion, others think it is imperative on the part of the Council considering the future of scores of engineering aspirants to approach the Supreme Court again.

Another idea that is doing the rounds is that even though the Council does not come forward to the rescue of students to move the court, a senior official of APSCHE believes that either students or managements themselves could approach the court.

As for students who had participated in the first phase of counselling, it would be a severe jolt if there is no second phase of counselling. They should be content with what they had opted for in terms of colleges and courses in the first round which is unsettling them.

More importantly, as the number of candidates involved in second phase is substantial, they would stand to lose if second counselling is not held.

Based on analysis of the previous years, over 40,000 candidates use the second round to change their mind in terms of colleges and courses. The situation of those who had not obtained a seat in first phase and desperately waiting for the second phase are left in a lurch.

As for the managements, after deducting the seats in 174 de-affiliated colleges in Telangana, about 65,000 seats have been left vacant in the first phase.

To enable them fill the leftover seats, both under the convener and management quotas, the colleges may also contemplate seeking the Supreme Court’s permission to conduct the second round of counselling, the official added.


  • Future of scores of engineering aspirants at stake after Supreme Court disallows second phase counselling
  • Apex court has already reprimanded Council for filing a plea previously
  • Senior APSCHE official wants students or college managements to take the initiative and approach the court
  • Severe jolt for students if there is no second phase of counselling
  • As number of candidates involved in second phase is substantial, they stand to lose if second phase counselling is not conducted
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