Around 70 engineering colleges have violated rules of pertaining to management quota admissions this year. The department of higher education has started issuing show-cause notices to managements of these colleges asking them to explain why action should not be taken against them.
The department may not approve those admissions that were made in deviation of the norms. Parents who bought seats for their childrens in these colleges are worried about this development. The APSCHE had constituted inspection teams to verify whether management quota admissions were made according to the rules on GO No 74 issued by the state government last year.
The rules condition is that, colleges should release admissions notification in three leading newspapers and issue application to all the students who approach them. They should display the list of all the applicants on their websites and prepare for the merit list from among those selected applicants displayed in college notice board and their website.
However, it found that some of the colleges skipped the rules and sold the seats to students of their choice. In some cases, the number of applications issued by the colleges were equal to the number of seats available in them, proving beyond doubt that the seats were allotted to only those students who agreed to pay the donations demanded by the colleges.
Prof Jayaprakash Rao, Chairman of APSCHE said, "We have issued show-cause notices to about 35 engineering colleges so far. Show-cause notices will be issued to another 15 colleges in a couple of days. Based on their reply, we will decide on the future course of action. The government has all the powers to cancel such admissions which were made in deviation of norms by not following merit and transparency".
The engineering college managements are trying to use of political force to ensure that they are let off this year. While the government prescribed the fees in most og these colleges for management quota seats is only Rs. 35,000/-, but many of the colleges collected between Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 85,000/-.