The High Court on Tuesday sought higher education departments explanation for the delay in conducting EAMCET counselling, and asked the principal secretary of Higher Education, commissioner of technical education, Secretary to the AP State council for higher education and convener of EAMCET 2012 to submit full details in the form of affidavits by August 17.
Dealing with a writ petition filed by K Arun, a student of Secunderabad area, justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy said he would issue orders after going through the affidavits to be filed by the respondents on August 17. Negligence on the part of officials was harming the interests of students, he said and noted that admissions had been completes in the neighbouring state of Karnataka.
Petitioner's counsel S.Niranjan Reddy submitted that the delay in counselling for engineering course would not only affect the completion of the course, but also the student's prospectus since entrance examinations for admissions to master's courses would be conducted based on the time scheduled and a majority of states followed the same time schedule.
In fact, the process of counselling would take at least more than a month from the date of notifying the counselling dates, he added. Dealing with another petition file by G.Pooja Reddy, a student from Ramanathpur area of the city, the judge directed the principal secretary to higher education and member-secretary to AFRC (Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee) to file affidavits explaining the reasons for not finalizing the fee structure for Technical and Engineering colleges till date. The affidavits should be placed before the court by August 21, he added.
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