Private Colleges told to Follow Government Orders

All the colleges under JNTU Hyderabad, Kakinada and Ananthapur are to be brought under the purview of the new ordinance.

The ordinances amend the AP Education Act, 1982 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities (JNTUs) Act -2008. They give the government and its vigilance and enforcement agencies powers over inspection and affiliation process of all colleges that come under all the three JNTUs. The state government is reportedly determined to keep a strict vigilance to preclude dilution of the norms.

The new ordinances are AP Education Amendment, Ordinance, 2012 and JNTUs Amendment, Ordinance, 2012 (No 4 and 5 of AP Ordinances respectively). These will empower the district and mandal-level officials forming ‘task force units’ of the government to inspect private engineering, MBA and MCA and colleges and do away with those not abiding by rules.

Colleges which were putting immense pressure on the government to extract undue advantage from the fee reimbursement scheme are worried, for, not a single college follows AICTE guidelines.

The colleges are said to come into terms by hiking the fee by Rs 4000, thus increasing the fees to Rs 35,000 from Rs 31,200 instead of increasing it to Rs 50,000 from Rs 31,200.

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