Hyderabad: Over 12,000 UG and PG seats to be axed in professional colleges affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU)- Hyderabad the coming academic year. In the 12000 seats, nearly 7000 seats are B.Tech seats in private engineering colleges while rest of the seats are M.Tech and M.B.A seats.
The institutions are taking this move for the reasons like the enrolment of students are relatively less, and the engineering colleges failed to get required faculty as per norms made the universities to revisit their plans. One of the reasons for the decision to scrap seats was financial troubles said by Kota Sudhir MBA colleges association president.
Accordingly, over 80 colleges have sought permission to close down a few courses completely while some have decided to shut down few courses completely while some have chosen to cut down on the intake number from the earlier 180 seats to 120 seats.
In all, 300 UG and PG courses are likely to be discontinued by colleges. JNTU earlier Admit cards instructed colleges to seek affiliation for the next academic year by February 25, but the date has now been extended to March 4.
Last year, nearly 90,000 B.Tech seats were kept available under convener and management quota in government and private colleges. And the figure is likely to come down by nearly 10000 seats by the time the authorities hold counseling to fill seats in various colleges based on EAMCET-2017. Electrical, mining, metallurgy, etc. are some of the courses that colleges want to discontinue.
Although colleges tried to seek an exemption, the university made its stand clear that it would not compromise on the quality of education. Hence several universities decided to discontinue the M.Tech study.