HYDERABAD: The last date for reporting to the colleges for engineering and pharmacy admissions has been extended to September 14 while the second phase would begin two days after that.

The APSCHE Chairman, K.C. Reddy said that the earlier given date of September 11 has been extended to September 14 to give additional time to students. The second phase would be held from September 16 to 23 and more than 11,000 seats would be offered for admission. Prof. Reddy said the council has so far received 539 complaints of which four were purely personal seeking change of seat for family reasons. The remaining complaints were looked into and none of them is found to be genuine where software or allotment process can be questioned. Among the 535 complaints 29 were cases of rankers below 40,000 not securing seats. Another 473 were above 40,000 ranks and failed to get a seat. All these candidates gave only a few options and thus lost a chance to get admission. On complaints of excess fee collection by college managements, Prof. Reddy said students need to pay only Rs. 5,500 special fee apart from the tuition fee.