A Division Bench of the A.P. High Court comprising Justice B. Prakasha Rao and Justice P. V. Sanjaya Kumar on Friday directed the observers appointed by the Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee (AFRC) to submit their reports to the court about the transparency of admissions being undertaken by the Consortium of Minority Educational Institutions for MBA and MCA courses.

The reports are to be filed by September 7. These orders were passed in a writ petition filed by the Minorities Rights Protection Committee through its general secretary, Fasiuddin. The petitioner complained that the Consortium and its constituent colleges had indulged in large-scale irregularities while making admission to MBA and MCA courses in 2008-2009 academic year, and the AFRC had given a finding that there were irregularities.

The petitioner lamented that the meritorious minority students were cheated out of the selection process by these institutions. While the case was being heard, the petitioner brought to the notice of the court the notification issued by the consortium and requested the court to stay the counselling to begin on Friday and end by September 2.

Additional Advocate General Sudershan Reddy said that the AFRC had appointed two professors each for the four centers where the counselling is taking place, as observers. The counselling is going on in Hyderabad , Kadapa, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada . The Bench felt that the counselling need not be stayed and asked the observers to file the reports into the court.