HYDERABAD: Justice A Rajashekar Reddy of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday said that he would hear the arguments on next Friday in the batch of writ petitions filed regarding the admissions into various private engineering colleges offering post-graduate courses.
The judge was dealing with writ petitions afresh following a direction by the division bench headed by Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta last week.
When the petitions came up for hearing before Justice Reddy, the counsel representing the JNTU of Hyderabad sought grant of time for filing a counter affidavit in the matter.
Following the request, the judge adjourned the case hearing to next Friday.
It may be mentioned here that on September 4 Justice Reddy directed the state government and JNTU to include the petitioner engineering colleges in the counselling process for PG courses for the academic year 2014-15 provided that they have complied with all the norms and regulations prescribed by it as well as the AICTE.
The JNTU approached the division bench challenging the single judge order.
On September 9, the bench headed by the Chief Justice directed the JNTU to issue notices to the private engineering colleges notifying their deficiences pointed out during inspection.
It also directed to include these colleges into the counseling and that the varsity shall inform the students that the PG engineering admissions will be subjected to final outcome of the petitions pending before the single judge.
The bench directed that the cases shall be heard by the single judge afresh and pass a fresh order as soon as possible by taking up hearing from Friday.
Following a request by the JNTUH, Justice Rajasheker Reddy now adjourned the case hearing to Friday next.