HYDERABAD: With All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) extending the deadline of issuing permissions to new colleges from June 15 to 20, Eamcet counselling has been postponed to first week of July instead of the scheduled June 29.
In addition, the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments have to separately issue GOs pertaining to Single Window-2 (SW2) and Single Window-3 (SW3) counselling process. While SW2 counselling is related to all minority colleges, SW3 counselling deals with private engineering colleges that have been pitching for separate entrance test.
Besides, a decision has to be taken on the private managements demand to tweak the NRI-quota admissions by incorporating ‘NRI-sponsored quota’ where local students can obtain admissions in this category if they procure a sponsorship letter from NRIs.
Confirming this, the AP State Council for Higher Education chairman Prof L Venugopal Reddy said,’’So far, 154 private engineering colleges have come forward to allow them to conduct their own entrance test. Therefore, the two governments have to take a decision and issue related GOs. Hence, the counselling has been postponed.’’
He added that a meeting was held between two governments at chief secretary level to conduct a hassle-free counselling process and hinted that the GOs would be out in a week’s time.
According to the Supreme Court’s orders, engineering counselling should be completed by July 30 and classes should begin from August 1. Asked if that was possible he said, ‘’We will be able to finish the process before July 30, without any problem.’’