HYDERABAD: With the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education tightening its affiliation process to streamline and make private and corporate colleges accountable, the college managements have found another way to hoodwink officials and cheat students.
From this year the board will upload the details of all junior colleges, which it has approved, on its website. Parents have been advised to enrol their children only in the colleges which are on the list. Not the ones to be easily outwitted, the corporate colleges took new admissions to their affiliated colleges and are allegedly shifting second-year students from the affiliated colleges to the unrecognised ones.According to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists, 40 new colleges, which have no affiliation to TSBIE, have started functioning in Hyderabad this academic year.
KV Sai Ram, a student of the Hydernagar branch of Sri Chaitanya Junior College, was moved to a new campus in KPHB Colony Phase-IX. “Some other students have been shifted to the campus at Gandimaisamma. I had taken admission to Hydernagar college and studied there for a year but now suddenly they have shifted us, the second-year students, to different campuses,” he said.
ABVP city secretary J Dileep told Express that this was the case with other corporate institutions too. The Narayana group, for instance, has shuffled second-year students from their campuses at VV Nagar and Kothapet to Madinaguda and Vanasthalipuram respectively. “These new campuses are not affiliated to BIE. Their name boards do not proclaim affiliation nor display the affiliation code. They are acting smart and sending second-year students to these unaffiliated colleges and enrol fresh batches in the affiliated colleges. It is unfair to the students who are paying for a particular campus,” he said.
Over 80 ABVP activists staged a dharna at the MLA Quarters on Monday in protest against the unethical practices of the college managements. Police detained 26 protesters, took them to Goshamahal police station and released them later. The student body also raised the issue of unbridled hike in school fees and lack of regulations to regulate it. “The report of Tirupathi Rao committee has never been made public nor has the government taken any tangible steps to tackle the issue. The result is the fee for Class III in private schools ranges between `3 lakh and `6 lakh,” Dileep said. The protesters criticised the government for turning a blind eye to collection of donations. They demanded that TSCHE hold counselling for management quota seats too as in case of convener quota