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    What is happening to engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh/Telengana?

    As a visiting faculty member to many colleges in AP and Telengana, am very much disturbed by what I hear. There is a continuous decline in the number of students. The quality of many colleges is also coming down.

    Is this true of only some areas or is it a wide spread problem? In Tamil Nadu, some one hundred colleges will close down in less than twenty four months time, as there are no takers. What is the actual situation in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana?

    Members who know the inside stories, may please share their views.
  • #640306
    The number of colleges is increased. The students are not opting for the colleges which are not standard. What I heard is the fee reimbursement by the governemnt is not happening n time to many of the private colleges. That is spoiling the college as they are not getting the requred money. They are not able to pay salaries to the faculty. So qualified people are leaving. Slowly the students are also not showing their interest in such colleges. It is more in rural colleges than in urban colleges.
    always confident

  • #640311
    Every politician has at least two Engineering colleges in Telangana or AP. And all the colleges were managed to get the approval of various Engineering course and many of the colleges are not having the campus interviews and thus the Engineering students are forced to accept IT jobs as they are asked to learn the computers during their studies and thus the aspiration of the Engineers has been defeated as there are no much jobs available for the new Engineers. Moreover the faculty in private Engineering colleges changes often and thus the flow of studies duly effect by fourth year.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #640350
    The situation is almost the same in Kerala too. There was a time when students were rushing for admissions in Engineering colleges. Seeing this trend private agencies came forward to start colleges in the Private sector. The then State Government agreed to start the college under the condition that half the number of seats in such colleges must be filled from Government's rank lists. It was agreed upon and a number of Engg. colleges came up in this small state. There were no laboratory facilities in many of such colleges. Many teachers were not fit for teaching. The selection of their quota of students and teachers were simply based on capitation fee. These institutions became simply money making centres.
    Of late students coming out from these colleges and, to a certain extent, from other colleges also were not getting jobs. The demand for engineering graduates became very less and hence the seats in these colleges were laying vacant. Slowly some managements stopped admitting new batches. Now several colleges are being closed and in working colleges seats are laying vacant. To certain extent a reduction in demand for medical seats also is there, at least the rush has reduced.
    Now students are opting for Commerce and computer application groups, Chartered accountancy has also become an attractive choice.


  • #641267
    Yes Sir. I also understand from many of my friends from Kerala that the situation is far from satisfactory. The five Southern States are still better than many or most in other parts of the country. But it is unfortunate that only VIT and SRM have proved to be the real fountainheads of talent. The fee reimbursement system in AP is a horrible scheme. If the Govt does not pay the Managements need to take loans from banks. They do not seem to be prepared or even interested. Very few standard colleges seem to be there. It is a very sorry situation indeed. The State Governments should do something very urgently. Otherwise, we will not be able to maintain any quality.

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