After the medical entrance exam NEET was tantalised with a stay on results for a while, now engineering entrance counselling takes a toll.
Why has a petition to stay the Anna University counselling raised?
An association of self-financing engineering colleges has approached the Madras High Court requesting for a stay on the Anna University counselling that is scheduled on June 27 for the academic year 2017-18.
Citing heavy financial loss for the private engineering colleges to fill the 65% of the allocated seats for state government quota through counselling and the balance seats after counselling, the Tirunelveli Anna University of Technology Self Financing Engineering Colleges Management Association has requested self-filling of the college's seats.
Why do engineering colleges face loss because of counselling?
When the facilities for a certain number of students are arranged but not utilised due to lack of seat filling during counselling, the college has to bear the expenditure. This comes to a heavy loss when more number of seats go vacant and a lot of available facilities underutilised.
Even after counselling, the college's are unable to fill the balance seats because there is no sufficient time given between the end of the counselling session and the college opening day.
What does the petitioner have to say about the financial loss incurred due to counselling?
"Every vacant seat casts an irreconcilable financial burden upon the college," the petitioner said.
"The single window admission to engineering colleges through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) has become completely impractical."
The Court's response to the petition
Justice M.M. Sundresh directed the standing counsel for Anna University to get instructions and posted the plea to Tuesday for further hearing.