The Supreme Court has allowed to conduct EAMCET 2014 2nd round of engineering counselling in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier, SC had not allowed to hold the 2nd round of engineering counselling, because of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad had de-recognised the 174 colleges in AP and TS. These colleges were failed to fulfill the norms of the university and AICTE.
Later these colleges had filed a petition against the university in SC. A two-member bench comprising Justice Sudhanshu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya and Justice S A Bobde said SC would grant conditional permission to the second round of counselling.
The SC told that state government and the colleges should inform the students that admissions would be granted on ad hoc basis and final admissions would be subject to the final results of the inspections of the de-recognised colleges by AICTE.
SC said the students should deposit the fee in a special account instead of college accounts till the final results of the inspections so that they can refund the fee in case of cancellation of recognition.
The bench directed the authorities of both states to prepare a schedule for counselling, which should be completed by November 14, 2014.
A total of 12,000 engineering seats in Telangana and 60,000 seats in Andhra Pradesh have been left vacant.