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TG EAPCET Engineering Counselling 2024: Delay Expected – Here's Why

Sakshi, Hyderabad: This year's state engineering counselling is likely to face delays. The State Council of Higher Education initially announced that the counselling would commence from the 27th of next month. However, engineering colleges have yet to receive recognition from the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
TS EAPCET Engineering Counselling 2024: Delay Expected

Official sources indicate that the recognition process for engineering colleges has not yet begun, potentially causing delays in the TS EAPCET counselling schedule. Normally, state universities provide affiliation recognition to colleges, but AICTE approval is required first. According to the AICTE academic calendar for 2024-25, all colleges should receive permission by June 10, provided they meet infrastructure and faculty standards. Colleges failing to obtain permission by this date can reapply with the necessary facilities, with a final deadline of June 30.

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Reason for Delay: New Courses Addition
The education system is undergoing significant changes at the national level, including the introduction of a credit system similar to international standards. This system assigns credits to various educational stages, including 10th grade, intermediate, diploma, and engineering courses.

AICTE has expanded its purview to include professional courses such as BBA, BCA, and BMS, which were previously under the University Grants Commission (UGC). A unified application procedure has been introduced for these courses and engineering courses. Developing the necessary software for this integrated system is taking time, contributing to the delay in college recognitions.

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Impact on JOSA Counselling
Counselling for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Central Engineering Colleges, managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSA), will begin next month. The JEE Advanced exam is complete, and JOSA counselling dates will be announced soon. There are six stages in JOSA counselling, with state engineering counselling typically concluding after the final JOSA counselling phase. Students often transition from state colleges in the first stage to national colleges in the last stage, with vacant seats filled in the final phase. Due to pending AICTE approval, the exact timeline for state engineering counselling remains uncertain.

Optimistic Outlook
"We are hopeful that AICTE permission will be granted soon," stated Prof. R. Limbadri, Chairman of the Council of Higher Education. "State engineering counselling will proceed as scheduled, and AICTE has already announced the academic calendar. The delay seems to stem from bringing BBA, BCA, and BMS colleges under AICTE's purview."

Published date : 29 May 2024 11:17AM

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