The Jawaharlal University of Hyderabad has lately given an update JNTU affiliated colleges can change their affiliation if they are not satisfied by the university.
This decision was taken after a protest from many colleges who were not happy with the rules and regulations of the JNTU university. However, after JNTU gave an option to change the affiliation, only a few colleges came forward to opt for the change in affiliation.
Only 19 colleges out of 176 engineering colleges applied and 100 MBA and 76 Pharmacy colleges have applied.
Among the engineering colleges, Aurora group with other seven engineering colleges are leaving JNTU affiliation, and 10-15 pharmacy colleges are willing to move out
Looking at the low numbers after the vociferous protest by colleges over JNTU-H biometric attendance system and rules on hiring professors with PhDs, registrar N Yadaiah said: "Across the globe, if a student says that he is from JNTU, people recognize it. If the colleges move out, they know that there won't be much demand for them. This might be a reason."
"Many pharmacy colleges, especially the ones situated in Nalgonda district want to move out of JNTU and seek affiliation from Mahatma Gandhi University. But authorities at the university are not willing to take us in," admitted Telangana Pharmacy Colleges Association president K Ramadass.
"Government should make JNTU exclusively for engineering colleges. What's the point of affiliating pharmacy colleges when it doesn't have pharma course on the campus? It would be better if MBA and pharma colleges are moved out of JNTU," said N Gautham Rao, president, Telangana Private Engineering and Professional Colleges Managements Association.
Yadaiah, meanwhile, said that the university has sent guidelines about the change in affiliation to the state government and is awaiting a reply.