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JNTU-H to holds Convocation on May 9th 8-May-2018
Hyderabad,May 8 A total of 82,986 UG, PG and PhD degrees and 69 gold medals will be awarded to the students during the VII convocation of JNTUH on May 9, 2018. The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad has completed nine years of its journey imparting technical education to the students and preparing them to be adaptable to ever changing technological developments and to face emerging challenges.
The TS governor and chancellor of JNTUH, E.S.L. Narasimhan, will preside over the convocation. JNTUH was accredited with 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2017. The University is ranked 92nd in the engineering stream of NIRF Rankings 2018.
JNTUH has recognized SR Engineering College 6-Apr-2018
Hyderabad,Apr 6 JNTU Hyderabad has recognized SR Engineering College as the only research centre in Northern Telangana. Registrar Dr N. Yadaiah issued a statement stating that the mechanical department of SR Engineering College has got approval from JNTU-H as a research centre.
The college had applied for the same in last December. University critically assessed the institution in terms of research activities done, number of research publications and interdisciplinary projects among others.
IGNOU extends last date for admissions 31-Dec-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Dec 31

Indira Gandhi National Open University has extended the last date for admission into its various masters, degree, PG diploma and diploma programmes of the January 2017 session from December 30 to January 16 next, according to Regional Director of IGNOU S. Raja Rao.

Candidates residing in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, and West Godavari districts of AP and Yanam of Puducherry can apply for admission into the courses.

The common prospectus (Rs. 200 at the counter) is available at IGNOU Regional Centre at Ushodaya Junction, MVP Colony, here, and at Study Centres in Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram, Gajuwaka, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Etcherla, Amalapuram, Rajam and Tuni.

Students belonging to SC and ST categories seeking admission into first year of B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., B.S.W., B.T.S. and B.C.A. are exempted from paying fee under the SCSP and TSP schemes.

JNTU de-affiliates 147 engg. colleges 28-Dec-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Dec 28

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari said of the 346 engineering colleges, 147 colleges were de-affiliated by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University for failing to adhere to norms.

Following inspection by the JNTU teams, it came to light that private colleges with no minimum standards had been showing fake student strength and been collecting funds from the government under the fee reimbursement scheme. Seventeen Pharma and 10 MBA colleges were also de-affiliated for falling short of required standards.

Subsequently at the direction of the Chief Minister, Vigilance and Enforcement teams had inspected 683 colleges and submitted two reports on violation of affiliation norms and misuse of welfare funds. The reports were being analysed, Mr. Srihari informed the Legislative Council on Tuesday.

Private Universities

Responding to Leader of Opposition Md.Ali Shabbir on private universities, he said the State government did not make any announcement yet. However, he pointed out that private universities were functioning in 24 States ruled by different parties. Only States like Kerala, J&K, Telangana and Tripura did not have private universities. The government wanted to first study how the private universities were being run. He said proposals for 80 more degree colleges were under government consideration. New colleges would be started in Asifabad and Dichpally soon and two junior colleges in Old City would be upgraded.

Hyderabad JNTU to act tough on college faculty 21-Dec-2016
Telangana,Dec 21

With 11,199 out of 48,000 BTech first year students failing to get the required credits for promotion to the second year, the JNTU has decided to take tough measures to ensure quality teaching in affiliated engineering colleges. The varsity wants the colleges to recruit Ph.D faculty to meet the norms for each course or reduce their student intake per course.

As per the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms, the teacher-student ratio in engineering colleges should be 1:15. The cadre ratio of professors, associate and assistant professors should be 1:2:6.

In view of the dearth of Ph.D faculty, JNTU has decided to give some relaxation on this issue. There should be one senior professor (with PhD) for 120 students and one additionally for every 60 students thereafter. Therefore, if a college has 240 students in CSE, the faculty should comprise at least three PhD holders. JNTU vice-chancellor A. Venugopal Reddy said the decision was taken in view of criticism that teaching standards were plunging in affiliated colleges.

“Almost one-fourth of the 2015 batch students have failed to get 28 credits out of the required 56 credits for promotion to the second year. Since students are at risk of losing a full year, the supplementary exam was conducted in advance; 5,600 candidates cleared them while 5,500 failed again,” he said.

“There may be many reasons for the students’ below-par performance, but the varsity has resolved to take steps so that teaching quality improved in all affiliated colleges,” he said.

Affiliated colleges in a fix over Phd conditions 21-Dec-2016
Telangana,Dec 21

Affiliated colleges said they were in a tight spot as there were not enough doctorates in engineering available for recruitment.

“The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) knows this and is not insisting on the cadre ratio. They are only looking at the faculty-student ratio and other infrastructure,” a member of Telangana Private Engineering Colleges Association said.

“The AICTE itself is not insisting on PhD faculty but JNTU is asking us to follow it at any cost," he said. Many colleges have applied for closure in the last two years.

JNU to collaborate with Military College 16-Dec-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Dec 16

Jawaharlal Nehru University and Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) would soon have more exchange of students and faculty, said Vice-Chancellor of JNU M. Jagadesh Kumar.

Mr. Kumar, who was in the city for the convocation ceremony of MCEME graduates on Thursday, said a common alumni network could also be planned for the future.

JNU has been issuing under-gradauate and postgraduate degrees to military engineers who graduate from the MCEME. “Productive exchange between the two institutes will yield positive results,” Mr. Kumar said. The V-C also inspected the college that was established in 1953.

In the convocation ceremony, 70 B.Tech and M.Tech students graduated from the varsity. Mr. Kumar urged students to contribute to the nation’s progress. “We should be aiming at a corruption-free society,” he said.

The graduates should work towards equitable sustainable society and achieve good governance.

Supporting the Skill India initiative of the Union government, the V-C said regional, territorial and cyber world security of the country was in hands of young men and women who enter the defence forces. “Young people have the responsibility to shape India in a better way.” As many as 17 graduates received special medals and trophies for excellence in education.

University Grants Commission makes it easy for colleges 30-Nov-2016
Telangana,Nov 30

The UGC has amended rules for granting autonomous status to colleges, with universities being told to clear applications within three months. “If the varsity fails to take any decision within three months, it shall be presumed that the university has no objection to the proposal,” the UGC said. Chaitanya Degree College in Warangal waited for 10 years before it got the NoC. College chairman C. Purushotham Reddy felt the UGC decision would expedite the process and formalities along with UGC nod could be completed in six months.

Former NAAC director V.S. Prasad said, “No university will like to give up its authority over colleges under its jurisdiction. As there was no timeline, it was up to the universities to give a clearance.” Asked about the order, JNTU registrar Dr N. Yadaiah said the university would have no problem with the UGC deadline.

JNTU Hyderabad not to get tech fee in time 25-Nov-2016
Telangana,Nov 25

With the government not in a position to release fee reimbursement dues, professional colleges have expressed their helplessness to pay the common services fee to JNTU for this year.

This means that the varsity will be short of nearly Rs 100 crore revenues. According to the JNTU registrar, the varsity will now have to look for alternative resources to extend services to the affiliated colleges. Like every year, the varsity had written to all engineering, MBA, MCA, and pharmacy colleges this month.

The common services fee contributes a major chunk of revenue to the varsity. Each college has to pay Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 per head depending on the year of study of students. There are nearly 300 engineering colleges and most pay in the range of Rs 22 lakh to Rs 80 lakh depending on the number of students studying.

JNTU registrar Dr N. Yadaiah said that the varsity collected the fee for services such as faculty development programmes, curriculum revision and content development, workshops and staff training, co-ordination meetings, university publications and examination related services.

Telangana Private Engineering and Professional Colleges Management Association general secretary K. Sunil Kumar said that colleges were not in a position to pay full salaries to their staff, leave alone the services fee to the varsity.

The issue was brought to the notice of varsity officials and then to education minister Kadiam Srihari. We told him that colleges were facing financial woes and sought time till the first week of March to pay 25 per cent of the amount. The minister agreed and gave directions to JNTU officials,” he said.

JNTU Hyderabad justifies detention system 17-Nov-2016
Telangana,Nov 17

The JNTU-Hyderabad administration on Wednesday announced that the detention system in first year was introduced so that freshers could take the study seriously and excel in it.

This statement comes in the backdrop of demand by detained first year students to allow them to attend second year classes. Registrar Dr N. Yadaiah said that detention system for first year students that was already in place in other varsities was introduced in JNTU only last year.

“This was informed to all the first year students. But still over 11,000 students could not clear the required 28 credits out of the 56 for them to be promoted to second year. After representations from students that they were not aware of the detention rule, advanced supplementary exams were held in which over 5620 students cleared the required credits,” he said.

More colleges to get IoT Maker Spaces 25-Oct-2016
Telangana,Oct 25

Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA) and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) have decided to extend IoT Maker Spaces, which serves as labs for building prototypes, to 18 more engineering colleges affiliated to the JNTU-H.

Announcing this on Monday, HYSEA president Ranga Pothula said this followed the overwhelming response for the pilot project implemented in 12 engineering colleges last year. Over 1,500 students participated in the project and 22 products were shortlisted for support and mentorship. HYSEA and TASK had signed an MoU for the programme last August.

The IoT Maker Spaces would be equipped to build IoT/Smart City products. A structured year-long programme towards building market ready technology products and special internships/placements is to be launched, a release said.

Detained BTech students protest outside JNTU campus 25-Oct-2016
Telangana,Oct 25

BTech students who took admission last year under the R15 batch staged a protest outside the JNTU campus, alleging that it had detained them without a clear plan. JNTU detained around 13,000 students for not getting the minimum 28 credits in the first year. Around 8,000 failed to clear the supplementary exams in August which were held after protests.

These detained students will have to get the requi-red credits by writing the supplementary exams next year and join their juniors who took admission in 2016 under R16, in the second year. B. Venkat, NSUI student leader, said, “R16 students had 16 subjects in two semesters in the first year, R15 students had 11. Students fear there might be subjects in the second year of R16 which have connection with subjects in the first two semesters which the R15 students did not have.”

JNTU registrar Prof N. Yadaiah said, “There is no confusion. The detained first-year R15 students can clear their supplementary exams, get the credits, join R16 in the second year. R15 students have more credits in first year than R16.”

Detained tech students get a new chance by JNTU-Hyderabad 10-Aug-2016
Hyderabad,Aug 10

The JNTU-Hyderabad on Tuesday announced that it would conduct advanced supplementary exams from the last week of August for the 13,085 first-year engineering and pharmacy students who were detained for not getting sufficient credits.

JNTU-H stated in a press release that students securing the required credits will be promoted to the second year.

They were asked to submit an undertaking to the effect that they would be prepared for detention if they do not get the required credits.

As per the regulations formulated for students who joined B.Tech and B.Pharmacy in 2015-16, each student should get 28 out of 56 credits to get promotion from the first to the second year.

BE-1 students protest at JNTUH 9-Aug-2016
Hyderabad,Aug 9

Hundreds of engineering students from various colleges who were detained in their first year staged a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University on Monday. The students were demanding that the university conduct a supplementary exam for them.

Police took 16 students into preventive custody. The students are planning a protest march on Tuesday. Around 14,000 first-year students were detained after the JNTU made it mandatory for students to clear at least 50 per cent of the 56 credits.

Students failing to get 28 credits are detained and there is no supplementary exam option. This costs them a year, and they have to pay the fee for that year,

On Monday there were rumours that some students had attempted suicide.

There was, however, one report of a first year student from St Martin's Engineering College who attempted suicide but was dissuaded by his friends.

A first year student at a private engineering college said they should be given one chance. “If we do not clear it, we can be detained. There is a lot of stigma associated with being detained,” he said.

M, Krishank, Osmania University JAC leader, who led protests outside JNTU said the university should give students a second chance.

Engineering colleges accuse JNTU of dictatorial stance 27-Jul-2016
Hyderabad,Jul 27

Engineering College managements have accused the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) of behaving in a dictatorial manner by cutting seats in top colleges without taking into consideration their objections thus denying an opportunity for students to study in reputed colleges.

In the affiliation process conducted by the JNTU in the last few months, several top colleges also lost seats in key branches such as Computer Science and Electronics for not complying with norms. These include sought-after colleges like VNR Vignan Jyothi, KMIT and Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology that lost about 500 seats. Similarly, one of the biggest groups like JBIET was denied almost 1,000 seats.

However, the college managements say the deficiencies were minor and negligible. Correspondent of a top college said JNTU officials went by the first fact-finding commission report and did not take into consideration the second report where the deficiencies were plugged. “These were small mistakes like not attaching the Aadhar card number of some faculty member. Despite showing details of qualifications, experience, selection committee minutes, appointment orders, joining reports and attendance registers, yet JNTU ignored them.”

The university apparently has also not considered cases of teachers who were sent to various faculty development programmes for which the documents were also shown to the first fact-finding committee. In some cases permission was denied if the shortage was limited to just one faculty member, colleges claimed. “This is against what the Chief Minister has promised to us. He assured us that time would be given to plug minor deficiencies,” said another correspondent, unwilling to be quoted. In some cases, permission was denied if the experimental set ups in a particular laboratory were 10 instead of 12. “Universities usually ask colleges to conduct minimum of 10 experiments out of 12 setups in the lab. But even that was not taken into consideration.”

JNTU could have restrained at least going by the academic achievements of the colleges over the years and why students choose them. “Denial of seats has robbed students of studying in good colleges and it is a loss to not just institutions but also to good students,” argued a senior faculty member. Senior teachers agreed that there are some black sheep in the industry but one can’t judge everyone with the same tool.

JNTUH 2-1 R05, R07, R09 & R13 Regular/Supply Results 2015 declared: Check out here 9-Jan-2016
hyderabad,Jan 9 New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) declared B.Tech 2-1 (R05, R07, R09 & R13) Regular/Supple results for all the branches on Friday. The JNTUH had successfully conducted 2-1 (R05, R07, R09 & R13) regular and supplementary examination in the month of November 2015. A huge number of candidates had appeared for the examination which was held across various examination centers. All the candidates who had written the exam were eagerly waiting for the results. Now, the wait is over. Candidates who had written the exam can check the results from the direct link provided below. Check JNTUH B.Tech 2-1 (R05, R07, R09 & R13) Regular/Supple Results 2015: Name of the Organization: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad Name of the Exam: B.Tech 2-1 (R05, R07, R09 & R13) Regular/Supple Date of the Exam: November 2015 Category: Results Declaration of Results: Declared How to Check JNTUH B.Tech 2-1 (R05, R07, R09 & R13) Regular/Supple Results 2015? Visit the official website Login to the official website of the board The homepage will be displayed. Click on JNTUH B.Tech 2-1 (R05, R07, R09 & R13) Regular/Supple Results 2015. Select the respective year. Enter your roll number and other required details in the provided fields. Click on submit button. The results will appear on the screen. Check the results. Download/Take a printout for further reference.
Tech colleges to approach Supreme Court 3-Oct-2015
Hyderabad,Oct 3 Hyderabad: Private engineering colleges, red flagged by the JNTU and AICTE for inadequate facilities, are considering moving the Supreme Court against a recent High Court ruling regarding infrastructure. On Sept. 24, the Hyderabad High Court had granted colleges six weeks to rectify infrastructural deficiencies and file undertakings that they had complied. Private engineering colleges would also have to recruit qualified PhD candidates by the end of Dec. Colleges are reluctant to file the undertakings with the court. Only about 20 of the nearly 60 private engineering colleges have so far filed undertakings subjecting themselves to further inspections after assuring that they would rectify deficiencies, according to JNTU Hyderabad sources. If they do file the affidavit, colleges face another round of inspections in Dec. marking the third such event in a year. If colleges don’t, their provisional affiliations stand the risk of cancellation and students would have to be shifted to other recognised colleges. The same fate awaits them if the inspection teams find deficiencies in college again and their affiliations will be cancelled. Even if they pass this test, shortly after that, engineering colleges will be faced with another round of inspections by the JNTU Hyderabad for the 2016-17 academic year. According to Supreme Court guidelines, affiliations have to be granted before May 15 every year.
Computer science engineering seat costs Rs 15 lakh 6-Aug-2015
Hyderabad,Aug 6 Hyderabad: Prices of NRI and management seats are skyrocketing with the quantum of seats available in the category going down. In a record of sorts, the prices of NRI seats in the much sought-after computer science engineering have touched the Rs 15 lakh mark. The minimum price for a seat in any of the affiliated colleges, irrespective of their reputation, is now Rs 2 lakh. This year the prices of seats in both engineering and medical colleges in Telangana have almost doubled from the previous years. Medical colleges too are quoting high prices. Even as TS Eamcet counselling comes to a close, seats in private engineering colleges are still up for sale in the NRI and management quotas in some colleges. Private secretaries of top ministers and functionaries are on the lookout for seats in premier courses that are still available. Even for them, the quoted prices are sky high. The private secretary to a minister said he was asked Rs 16 lakh for a seat in the computer science branch. “There is still huge demand for seats in the CSE branch. Other branches it is easier to get. But the prices will touch Rs 20 lakh in a few days,” a negotiator for a top college said. Computer science engineering is the top selling course with Telugu parents. As a matter of fact, even in Indian Institutes of Technology almost 80 per cent of the CSE students are from Telugu states. IIT Hyderabad received 20 students among the top 1,000 JEE advanced ranks, and all of them chose CSE. It was reported in these columns that the price tag of a medical seat in private medical colleges in the city touched the Rs 1 crore mark. After that, medical seats were even sold for Rs 1.2 crore. Both engineering and medical colleges were at risk of reduced seats this year due to JNTU Hyderabad and MCI inspections. Seats were reduced by huge numbers in engineering colleges, which turned out to be the driving force pushing prices up.
MBA programme for the academic year 2014-15 at JNTUH 1-Nov-2014
Hyderabad,Nov 1 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad has invited applications for admission to MBA programme for the academic year 2014-15. The JNTU MBA programme is run in collaboration with with Central Michigan University (CMU). The MBA degree will be awarded by the CMU (XIII batch). The programme is of two-year duration, which includes one year of study at SMS, JNTUH and the second year of study at CMU. How to apply Application form can be downloaded from the website of JNTU Hyderabad. The filled in application along with all necessary documents and a crossed demand draft for Rs 1,000 drawn in favour of the Registrar, JNT University Hyderabad, payable at Hyderabad, on any nationalised bank should reach the Director, Admissions, JNTUH, Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500085. Important dates Last date for the submission of the application is November 5, 2014. Last date for the submission of the application with late fee of Rs 1,000 is November 10, 2015. Entrance test will be held on November 15, 2014. Eligibility Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed four-year graduation such as B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm/B.Sc (Agri)/BDS, M.A/M.Com/M.Sc postgraduates with 55 per cent of marks from any of the universities. Admission procedure: Admission is based on their performance in the written test. Written Test Pattern: Quantitative Section Verbal Section Integrated Reasoning Section Course fee The course fee for first two semesters in JNTUH is Rs 1,00,000 (i.e. Rs 50,000 per semester). Other fee payable at the time of admission by bank challan (at State Bank of Hyderabad, JNTUH Extension, Kukatpally); Library & Caution deposit amount Rs 1,000 and Development fee Rs 3,000 for one year. The MBA course at Central Michigan University, USA for the remaining part of the programme is chargeable at a fee of $15,320 approximately at the prevailing rate of fee structure (@$766 per credit hour for 20 credit Hours).
JNTU Hyderabad Fifth Convocation will be held in March 2014 7-Feb-2014
,Feb 7 The Fifth Convocation of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, is likely to be held in the month of March 2014. Actual date for the convocation will be announced later. The candidates who qualified for the award of the Degree / Diploma during the academic year 2012-13 are hereby informed to visit the convocation registration website and submit the application online.

Candidates have to submit the application online on or before 28th February 2014. Candidates who have applied for the degree in the Pre-Convocation mode should not apply for convocation. Candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs 600/- online. However, the registration in compulsory. To help the students for the registration, university has opened a helpline desk at the Student Service Section, Ground Floor of the Examination Branch. For further details candidates can call this number: 040 - 32517275.

The degree certificates of all the Bachelor degree courses, Master degree courses, M.A and M.Phil will be sent by the registered post to the individuals, to the address given in their online application. Gold medal recipients and Ph.D degree scholars can receive their degree in person at the Convocation.

JNTU-H likely to reschedule Exam 12-Nov-2013
Hyderabad,Nov 12 The ongoing semester exams for B.Tech students, being conduced by the JNTU-Hyderabad, are clashing with the 10th day of Muharrum, which is the day of Ashura (day of mourning), on November 15.

Shia students have urged the JNTU-H officials to reschedule the exams that are to take place on November 15. The state government also issued orders on Saturday declaring November 15 as a general holiday.

The government had earlier declared a holiday on November 14, but later changed it to November 15 following a request from the Andhra Pradesh Wakf Board, which said that Muharram will be observed on November 15 as per the moon sighting.

When contacted, Dr K. Eeshwara Prasad, director of the exams wing at JNTU-Hyderabad, said, “We have received representations from students about rescheduling the exams. They are being considered. A decision on rescheduling the exams will be announced on November 12.”

Source:Times of India
JNTU Hyd Postpones all B.Tech Exams Scheduled on 7th Sep 7-Sep-2013
Hyderabad,Sep 7 All B.Tech (CCC) JNTU Hyderabad University Examinations scheduled on 07-09-2013 are postponed. The revised schedule will be announced later.
JNTUH B.Tech 2-2 Exam Results will be released soon 16-Jul-2013
Hyderabad,Jul 16 As Per The Lastest Information JNTUH B.Tech 2-2 (R09,R07,R05,RR) Regular/Supple Exams (April/May 2013) Answer Booklets Have Been Completed & Will Be Released In Few Days i.e., 2 or 3 Days. We Will Update You As Soon As The Results Are Released.
JNTUH B.TEch Supply Examinations Postponed 15-Jun-2013
Hyderabad,Jun 15 According Press Release JNTU-Hyderabad B.TEch Supplementry Examinations 15/6/2013 Postponed,It Will held on 24/6/2013.
Attendance shortage proves costly for many OU & JNTUH students 26-Mar-2013
Hyderabad,Mar 26 Is your university examination around the corner and do you lack the required attendance? Prepare to shell out a few thousand rupees to get your hall ticket or you might have to sit out.

Dozens of students, under Osmania University (OU) as well as Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), are complaining of being forced to pay Rs 5,000-Rs 10,000 for getting pardon for attendance shortage.

Only students who have more than 75% or 80% attendance are allowed to take the exams by colleges. Others are barred from sitting for the tests, unless they can produce a medical certificate and has a logical explanation for the attendance shortage.

Condoning fee fixed by OU is a little over Rs 550, but some students have had to pay upto Rs 5,000. In the case of JNTU, the fee fixed is between Rs 500 and Rs 2,000, depending on the percentage of attendance shortage. But the colleges are charging upto Rs 10,000 for granting reprieve and letting the students sit for the examination. Some students were also charged 'hall ticket fee' (not mandated by both universities) ranging between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000.

"I was down with jaundice last year and had medical certificates to support the claim. But I had to pay Rs 5,000 to condone the attendance shortage," said a final year B Com student of Little Flower Degree College, Uppal, who wished to remain unnamed fearing action from college authorities. "In fact, the college withheld the hall tickets of 30 out of 64 students in my class and charged Rs 5,000 from all of them," he added.

Under graduate examinations of colleges affiliated to Osmania University (OU) started on March 22 and JNTU examinations will begin in May.

Under graduate students in city colleges said they were not given any receipt for the money they paid the college hence, it is illegal. While no receipts were given to several students, some were even asked to contribute towards the college development fund. "Engineering colleges in the city are charging Rs 10,000 per student to condone attendance shortage while JNTU authorities have fixed less than Rs 2,000 for the same. College has not given any receipt for the money taken from us," complained a second year B-Tech student from Holy Mary Institute of Technology and Science.

While some complaints have reached the affiliating varsities regarding these illegal money deals, officials said they will take action once an enquiry is done on the matter.

JNTU authorities said they have already kept a watch on some colleges to prevent such incidents. "We have strict instructions to take action against colleges which charge more than the prescribed fee from students," said N V Ramana Rao, registrar of JNTU-Hyderabad while adding that no specific complaint implicating any particular college has come to him.

As per the rules, college managements have no legal grounds to withhold hall tickets after the OU authorities issued the same. "Once the university issues hall tickets, the colleges cannot withhold the same. If students have acute attendance shortage the university does not issue them hall tickets," said an official from OU examination branch.

But students said that this was an annual affair. "Even our senior batch had to pay up hefty sums towards the campus development fund for getting hall tickets," a student rued.

In some colleges, the stand off between the management and the students is not about paying up. "My college has not accepted a medical certificate to condone the attendance shortage. I'll now lose a year and the thought of the future is troubling me," a student from Loyola Academy, Alwal who had a little less than the mandated 75% of attendance said.

The college managements, however, said they have not exacted any extra charges from students other than what was mandated by affiliating varsities.
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