Engineering colleges given three more weeks to upload information

Technical Education Commissioner Ajay Jain has denied that the proposed inspections by the Task Force teams have been stopped under pressure from the college groups, and added that colleges have been given three more weeks to upload complete information.

However, the extension will not be a hurdle in the inspections and the officials were already on the job in the colleges that have uploaded total information. Till now 368 colleges have uploaded the necessary information out of the 689 engineering colleges.

He said 103 colleges were selected randomly for inspections to be carried out from Wednesday. Among these only 48 colleges uploaded information on the portal. So the inspections will be carried in these colleges first. “It was a continuous process and the report has to be submitted finally to the High Court.”

Mr. Jain said additional Task Force teams have been requested for inspections in Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad, Krishna and Guntur districts that have large number of colleges.

Moreover, even the State level Task Force teams will also inspect colleges on their own.

As per the original schedule, inspections by the Task Force committees were to start on Wednesday covering 103 colleges in the first phase and continue till October 6. The committees were supposed to submit the reports to the regional committees by October 12 and later to the AFRC and the High Court in three different formats providing college details, infrastructure facilities, placement records, fee collected under various heads, salaries paid to the faculty and other administrative staff.

Meanwhile, some colleges opposing the inspections have moved the Supreme Court questioning the motive behind the inspections. College managements have been arguing that the government had a hidden agenda of harassing the colleges ever since they demanded hike in the fee structure.

“The very composition of teams consisting of officials from Police, Vigilance, HMDA and GHMC departments shows the hidden agenda of the government,” the managements alleged.

  • 368 colleges out of 689 engineering colleges in the State have uploaded details

  • Some colleges oppose inspections, move Supreme Court alleging State has hidden agenda