HYDERABAD: In a relief to over 20 private engineering colleges, the High Court on Tuesday directed the Telangana government and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University of Hyderabad (JNTU-H) to include them in Eamcet web counselling list for the academic year 2015-16.
Justice A Ramalingeswara Rao issued the directive on a batch of petitions filed by managements of several private engineering colleges urging the court to declare the decision of the JNTU to withdraw their affiliation as unconstitutional. The judge directed the university to undertake the exercise to revise its regulations with the help of legal experts, academicians and college managements in the light of the judgment and also the ruling of the Supreme Court in the Maa Vaishno Devi Mahila Vidyalaya case to avoid future litigation. “The university shall keep an eye on the activities of the institutions within its purview and take necessary action in case of any violation, as the power to grant affiliation includes the power to withdraw also”, he, however, said.
But Justice Ramalingeswara Rao directed the JNTU to grant provisional affiliation to the approved institutions/colleges, which have been running for the last three years and getting approval and affiliation continuously till 2014-15.
He also instructed the regional centre of the AICTE to undertake verification of deficiencies pointed out by the JNTU and said, pending a final decision, the institutions should be included in web counselling scheduled from July 8. The regional centre must depute its team to inspect the colleges and submit a report to the varsity, which will then grant final approval.