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Nominated Fellow of A.P. Academy of Science 10-Nov-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Nov 10

Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Infrastructure Development and Chief Engineer of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada V. Ravindra has been nominated as Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Academy of Science-2016.

This is in recognition to his contribution in the field of science and technology. Academy president B.L. Deekshitulu inducted him into the Academy. The A.P. Science Congress2016 was inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada recently and announced the focal theme of the Congress as ‘Science and Technology for Health,’ while Dr. Ravindra delivered lecture on “Research in the area of Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures” at the Congress.

Answer sheets go missing at JNTU-Kakinda 7-Nov-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Nov 7

Yet another irregularity — that of missing answer sheets, has come to light at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada. Apparently such incidents have been taking place periodically at the university.

According to sources, engineering, pharmacy and management studies students are put to great hardship for no fault of theirs. The university conducted examinations and these students appeared for all the examinations. But some of the answer sheets went missing and their results are being withheld.

It is learnt that nearly 100 such answer sheets went missing in the university over the past three or four years. “The students are facing great hardships given the missing answer sheets. They are losing academic years due to the negligence of the college or university,” said the relative of a student.

According to him, his relative is studying ECE in an engineering college in West Godavari District. She appeared for all the examinations in the third year and cleared all papers with good marks, save one. The university authorities did not put marks for a particular subject.

“After repeated representations to the university and the college, it is noticed that her question paper went missing in the university,” he said. Now, the university authorities have told her they would be conducting a re-exam for such students soon, he said. The student completed fourth year B.Tech too. But she could not get her TC for further studies.

According to university authorities, it is common for answer sheets to go missing at JNTU-K and re-examination is conducted for such students. The Director of Evaluation, JNTU-K, Dr P. Subba Rao said answer sheets have gone missing earlier too. But, after he assumed charge as the DE, such incidents had not been happened. He said that nearly 10 such cases which happened previously are pending with the university.

“The university will conduct re-exam for those students, after getting nod from JNTU-K Vice-Chancellor, V.S.S. Kumar. He also said that a monitoring system has been introduced. Meanwhile, the controller of examination Mohan Rao searched and found some of the missing answer sheets. But, many are yet to be traced.

Four students selected for ‘innovation fellowship’ 27-Oct-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Oct 27

As many as four students from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) were among the 169 students being shortlisted by the Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design for the University Innovation Fellowship for the year 2016. The students were being shortlisted by the prestigious institution from 449 institutions of higher education all over the world. Under this programme, the Fellows advocate for lasting institutional change and create opportunities for students to engage with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity at their school. Colleges concerned will have to fund the students to go through six weeks of online training and travel to the annual UIF Silicon Valley meet up.

Vice-Chancellor of the JNTUK V.S.S. Kumar on Wednesday congratulated M.Srilekha, N.Likitha, B.Sandhya, S.Lakshmi Bhargavi – all from the CSE third year – who have been selected for the prestigious programme.

JNTU-K judo trials today 21-Oct-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Oct 21

Potti Sriramulu Chalavadi Mallikharjuna Rao College of Engineering and Technology will host to selection trials to pick the judo team of Jawaharlal Nehru University of Technology (JNTU) – Kakinada on October 21, according to principal Chalavadi Mallikharjuna Rao here on Thursday. He said both the men’s and women’s teams will be picked which will take part in the all India inter-university judo competitions to be held at Kurukshetrra University at Haryana from November 6 to 8.

Engineering, pharmacy and MBA Colleges affiliated to JNTU-K from eight districts are eligible.

“This is the first time selection trials are held in our college and we are taking all necessary steps for the smooth conduct of the event,” Mr Rao added. G.P. Raju of JNTU-Kakinada will be the observer, he said.

JNTUK to install its own Wi-Fi facility 6-Aug-2016
Andhra Pradesh,Aug 6

Spurning the offer of the Central Government to provide WiFi connectivity, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) is going ahead with a plan to bring the connectivity to University and University College of Engineering Kakinada (UCEK) campuses on their own.

According to University sources, the Central government has chosen JNTUK of one among the three universities in the country to provide WiFi connectivity to the students as a model.

A team surveyed the University for giving WiFi connectivity and submitted a project report to the Central Government. The JNTUK has also expressed happiness over the Centre’s decision for choosing the University and gave its nod for the facility. But till now there is no headway in the project. Meanwhile, the University introduced online courses and the state government, led by the Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is promoting paperless administration along with the online courses.

“The University has established a Research Innovation Centre also. “For all these projects, uninterrupted WiFi services should be available in the University campuses,” said an official of JNTUK. Already, internet connectivity has been provided by BSNL ten years back to the University. But the underground cable wiring has been damaged during the construction of new buildings.

At present some of the departments and hostels are being provided WiFi and internet services in the UCEK. “We are going further to provide full fledged WiFi services,” said the UCEK Principal V.Ramachandra Raju. He said they want quality services to get sophisticated technology for the students and also the faculty. Meanwhile, the Finance Committee of the University approved Rs 3.20 crore for the WiFi facility project and it should be accepted by the University Executive Council meeting to be held on August 9.

Already Shell Networks, Micro Care, Laser Computers and others are coming forward to compete the hardware bids. After taking executive council’s nod, tenders will be invited for WiFi connectivity.

JNTU-KAKINADA All the Examinations Scheduled are postponed 25-Oct-2013
Kakinada,Oct 25 According to press release All the examinations scheduled on 25-10-2013 are postponed in view of heavy rains. Revised date will be intimated later.
JNTU-Kakinada All the Examinations Scheduleds are Postponed 24-Oct-2013
Kakinada,Oct 24 According to press release JNTU-Kakinada All the Examinations scheduled in 24-10-2013 are postponed in view of heavy rains. Revised date will be intimated later.
JNTU-Kakinada All Examinations, Admission Counseling and Commencement of Class Work Schedules Are Postponed 8-Oct-2013
Hyderabad,Oct 8 JNTU-Kakinada All Examinations, Admission Counseling and Commencement of Class Work for IIMDP Collaborative Programmes scheduled up to 16-10-2013,Revised dates will be notified later.
JNTU-KAKINADA All University Examinations & Counseling Programmes Scheduled Are Postponed 26-Aug-2013
Hyderabad,Aug 26 has announced further postponement of all examinations -PG/IIMDP/collaborative programmes, besides admission counselling and commencement of IIMDP class work scheduled up to August 30 in all constituent and affiliated colleges due to the prevailing disturbed conditions on account of Seemandhra agitation in support of Samaikyandhra.

Registrar Prof GVR Prasadaraju, said in a press release here today that the helpline centers at Kakinada and Vizianagaram JNTUK campuses for certification verification for EAMCET-2013 counselling remained closed up to August 30 as the condition was not conducive in view of the Seemandhra agitation. He said further revised dates would be announced later.

Keeping in view of the prevailing agitations in the Seemandhra region, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) has postponed all the examinations and counselling programmes till August 30. Further details and fresh schedules can be had from the website www.jntuk.edu.in, according to a university press release issued here on Sunday.

Source:The Hindu
JNTU-KAKINADA All University Exams & Admission Counseling Scheduled Are Postponed 24-Aug-2013
Hyderabad,Aug 24 All University Examinations, EAMCET Admission Counseling, Admission Counseling and Commencement of Class Work For IIMDP Collaborative Programmes scheduled up to 25-08-2013 in Affiliated and Constituent Colleges are postponed. Revised dates will be notified later after 25th August 2013.
JNTU-KAKINADA All Exams, Admission Counseling and Commencement of Class Work Scheduled are Postponed 17-Aug-2013
Hyderabad,Aug 17 According to press release JNTUK All Examinations, Admission Counseling and Commencement of Class Work for IIMDP Collaborative Programmes scheduled up to 22-08-2013 in Affiliated and Constituent Colleges are postponed except PGECET/EAMCET Counseling - Revised dates will be notified later
JNTUK All University Examinations are Postponed 7-Aug-2013
Hyderabad,Aug 7 According to press relseae informed that all University Examinations scheduled on from 8th August to 16th August 2013 stands postponed indefinitely in view of the prevailing disturbed conditions in districts under JNTUK jurisdiction. Revised time table will be intimated later.

Further all University Online mid examinations for III and IV year B.Tech / B.Pharmacy I Semester are also postponed. The dates will be intimated later.
JNTU-KAKINADA 4-1,3-1 Mid I Examinations are Postponed 6-Aug-2013
Hyderabad,Aug 6 According to Latest News JNTU-KAKINADA 4-1,3-1 Mid I Examaminations Scheduled From 5 to 10 Aug 2013 Are Postponed
Kakinada JNTU All University Examinations Postponed 5-Aug-2013
Kakinada,Aug 5 According to press release by Kakinada JNTU All University Examinations Scheduled on 5th,6th & 7th August 2013 Are Postponed
JNTUK to launch M.Tech in petroleum engineering 18-Mar-2013
Kakinada,Mar 18 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) is soon going to launch M. Tech. courses in petroleum engineering branches. Announcing this during the inaugural of the workshop on ‘Fundamentals of petroleum reservoir engineering' organised jointly by the department of Petrochemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering of the University College of Engineering Kakinada and the Kakinada Section of Society of Petroleum Engineers here on Friday, Vice-Chancellor of the JNTUK G. Tulasi Ram Das observed that the reservoir engineering was gaining importance in the current scenario. Prof. Das, who was out of station, was interacted with the guests and students through the Skype facility and conveyed his wishes to the organisers. Executive Director and Asset Manager of the ONGC, Kakinada’s Eastern Offshore Asset Ashok Varma, also the programme chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Kakinada section, explained in detail the required qualities for the successful engineers. He said that reservoir engineering was the heart of petroleum engineering and compared the oil production in India and the USA.
Source: The Hindu
JNTUK Postpones issuing taktal provisional certificates 8-Mar-2013
Kakinada,Mar 8 Tatkal Provisional Certificates, Migration Certificates and Transcripts will not be issued during 12th & 13th March 2013, due to district level meetings scheduled at ONGOLE, GUNTUR and VIJAYAWADA.
JNTU-K plans to fill up 147 vacancies in 3 months 21-Nov-2011
Kakinada,Nov 21 The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Kaki-nada (JNTU-K) is to fill up 147 vacancies in various sections in the university. Notification will be issued latter this month.

“Expert Committee from IIT and NIT will be formed, to scrutinise the selection process, and it would be completed within three months,” said the JNTU-K vice-chancellor, Mr G. Tulasi Ram Das.

He said that the selections will be held according to UGC norms.

He said anti-plagiarism software would be procured by the university to prevent copying of research thesis. It would be set up by February for research scholars for tracing duplicate findings of their research work.

If the plagiarism is more than 30 per cent, he will ask the students to resubmit the thesis.

As a part of moulding the university as a world class university in quality of education as well as research work, the principals and faculty of all engineering colleges numbering 10,000, would be given academic administration training by Wipro company, and the private engineering colleges need not pay any amount for the training.

Mr Das said that JNTU-K syllabus would be changed once in three years and a new syllabus would be brought in the year 2013.

He said that PhD admissions would be held in the year 2012 by implementing JNTU-K and UGC norms. He said that research review would be held twice a year for getting quality research work.

He said that a entrepreneur development cell would be set up in the university, for providing employment opportunities to the students.

The JNTU-K vice-chancellor said that a student activity centre would be set up by creating facilities like canteen and clinic.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
Caste bias on the rise in Andhra Pradesh colleges 1-Nov-2011
Hyderabad,Nov 1 Caste discrimination in colleges across the state, specifically in professional colleges, is on the rise.

This is more so in the case of students availing of the fee reimbursement scheme.

With the delay in government releasing the funds for colleges, the managements are forcing students to pay the amount. Students from SC, ST and BC categories, who are not in a position to pay, are facing discrimination. Some managements are allegedly even making casteist remarks and insulting students who fail to pay fees.

The government had directed all the colleges to maintain separate complaint registers to enable students to lodge such complaints.

It had also warned the colleges of severe action if they resort to such practices. However, the government has failed to initiate any steps to check the errant managements. As a result, the associations have approached the University Grants Commission.

The government was forced to act recently after the UGC intervened in the issue.

UGC joint secretary Dr K.C. Pathak has issued a circular to all the universities to curb caste discrimination in university colleges and affiliated colleges.

In a circular, Dr Pathak stated that, “Several instances have come to the notice of the UGC on caste discrimination in higher education institutes. It has been emphasised that they should desist from any act of discrimination against students on grounds of their social origin. The university/institute/college should develop a page on their website for lodging such complaints of caste discrimination and also place a complaint register in the registrar/ principal office for the purpose.”

The government has circulated the UGC orders to all the universities and directed them to ensure its implementation.

Thanks to the fee reimbursement scheme, the enrolment of students in professional colleges and other higher education institutes has increased manifold. While five years ago there were only about five lakh students from the BC/SC/ST categories pursuing education in professional colleges, the number today stands at 25 lakh.

Majority of these students are pursuing professional courses like B.Tech, MBA, MCA, MBBS etc.

Source: Deccan Chronicle
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