HYDERABAD: Cracking the whip on corporate junior colleges, the Board of Intermediate Education has imposed hefty fines of `62 lakh and `1.40 crore on Narayana Junior College group and Sri Chaitanya group of institutions respectively for lapses in vigilance raids. Board secretary A Ashok said here on Wednesday that the penalty was imposed as the colleges were routinely found flouting rules of the BIE. Poor infrastructure, enrolling more students than was prescribed, holding classes during vacation and initiating admission process before the notified date were some of the reasons listed by the official for imposing the penalty.
In a relief to a lot of students who have not been able to apply for admissions to Intermediate colleges, the board has extended admissions till August 10. Allaying the fears of junior colleges which have not yet received the affiliation, the BIE secretary said, “We had asked colleges to apply online for affiliation from May 1 and 1,600 colleges have applied. We have approved 1,205 colleges till now. The remaining 400 colleges will get affiliation soon.”
He warned parents against admitting their wards to colleges not recognised by the board. “Several colleges operate without requisite infrastructure and do not fulfil the criteria for affiliation but continue to admit students and hold classes. During exams, they make their students write exams from other affiliated colleges. Parents put future of their child in peril by admitting them to such colleges,” he said.
In another major achievement, anti-drug committees have been set up in government colleges across the state. BIE has also been focusing on improving the infrastructure in government colleges and providing free books in these colleges. CCTV cameras have been installed in all colleges.