The wait for admission into M.Tech has been prolonged as the Andhra Pradesh High Court put a stay till the case is resolved. At a time when students from other states are about to complete their course, students in two Telugu states are still waiting to be admitted.
Students who cleared PGECET(Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test) and GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) have not been handed allotment letter in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
“M.Tech classes should have started by Aug 1 as per AICTE norms. As admissions were delayed by more than three months”, said Prof P.S. Avadhani, in- charge principal of Andhra University College of Engineering.
“Students might lose out on job opportunities as government organisations usually conduct selection process at a time that coincides with concluding months of course duration of most of the universities in the country. Students from the two states will be studying while others will be appearing job interviews”, added Prof Avadhani.
Students also fearing loss of opportunities to grab scholarships.
M.Tech courses in 18 different streams is offered by Andhra University, JNTU-Kakinada, JNTU-Anantapur, Sri Venkateswara University-Tirupati, Acharya Nagarjuna University-Guntur, JNTU-Hyderabad and Kaktiya University-Warangal along with their affiliated colleges.