On Aug 9, AP High Court ordered Andhra Pradesh government to conduct EAMCET Engineering counselling from Aug 19, 2013.
A petition was filed by a student in high court challenging the delay in Engineering counselling.
Advocate general K G Krishnamurthy presented the reasons for delay in issuing of counselling notification.
He informed to the high court that a petition is filed in the Supreme Court, requesting it to extend the time limit for engineering admissions and also in addition, the Supreme court has given time till September 1.
It added that the government wants transparency in filling of management quota seats. After listening to the arguments, the judge has said that filling of management quota seats should be based on merit.
The judge directed the state to commence the counselling process latest by 10.30 am on August 19, as the counselling process for category-A seats itself takes minimum one week. The government should notify the same in English, Telugu and Urdu newspapers. The process should be online.
With regard to non-minority private colleges, the judge said the management shall take out notifications in atleast two leading newspapers, inviting applications both in physical format as well as online for admission to category-B seats.
The physical format of the pro-forma application should be notified by each college on its notice board and one copy should be sent to the University to which it is affiliated. One set of application forms should be made available to the AP SCHE by colleges.
After receiving the applications, the college management should prepare the merit list and display it in the notice board as well as in the website.
The merit list should be sent to EAMCET Convener, Admissions.
This year, a total of 2,76,995 students appeared for EAMCET 2013 exam. Around 2,01,308 students have been qualified for engineering.
Candidates are advised to take all the necessary original documents for counselling which needs to be attested with the signature of the government officials.
Around 3 lakh seats are available in 720 engineering colleges, provided all over AP. Only 2,90,015 candidates appeared for EAMCET 2013 exam.