State government unlikely to stick to July 31 deadline

With the government looking in no position to complete the engineering admission process by the Supreme Court-mandated deadline of July 31, the issue is most likely to volley back to the apex court.

It has been more than two months since the Eamcet was conducted.

Since then, students have been sitting idle; some have seen their friends move to deemed universities here and outside the State, where classes have already begun.

State government officials say they have no option but to file a petition in the top court, seeking more time to comply with its directives.

The government is unable to take up the admission procedure as several cases are pending in the High Court with regard to management quota admissions and the fee structure.

Unless these are cleared, the government does not want issue any notification.

“Even if the High Court delivers the judgement in a couple of days, the procedure of issuing notification and completing the process will take more than a month,” agreed a senior official.

Diluting the spirit

Officials also fear that if the notification is issued without clarity on management quota, colleges would admit students based on earlier G.O.s, thus diluting the spirit of the new guidelines on online admissions.

Students and parents are also angry with the government for the delays.

“The government has not bothered to settle the fee structure and management quota issue throughout the year and responded only when the admission process was to start, leaving enough scope for colleges to contest in the courts,” alleged a parent.

Some colleges have moved the High Court, questioning the government’s interference in management quota admissions while some others have questioned the new fee structure.

The court has reserved its judgement.