Supreme Court gives green signal for EAMCET 2014 second round engineering counseling


Supreme Court gives green signal for EAMCET 2014 second round engineering counseling

The engineering colleges in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) can conduct the second round of counseling for the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2014 (EANCET 2014), after the go ahead from the Supreme Court (SC).

EAMCET is an entrance examination conducted for admission into various engineering and medical colleges. EAMCET 2014 was held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 and the results were declared on Monday, June 9, 2014.

The counseling was delayed as the Hyderabad based Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) had de-recognised 174 colleges in Telangana and Andhra, which did not comply with the norms laid down by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and JNTU.

The SC has granted a conditional permission for the second round of counseling after the petition filed by the derecognised colleges against JNTU. The colleges are advised to inform the students that admissions will only be granted on ad hoc basis and that final admissions will be based on the final results of the AICTE inspection conducted on the de-recognised colleges.

Students are also told to deposit their fees in a special account and not the college accounts until the inspections were over, so that the fee can be refunded in case of cancellation of recognition. Altogether 12,000 engineering seats in Telangana as well as 60,000 seats in Andhra Pradesh were left vacant.

The SC directed both the states to prepare a counseling schedule, which should be concluded by Friday, November 14, 2014.

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