Hyderabad: The engineering colleges cutting down their intakes on reduction of nearly 35,000 seats in the state from the current total intake capacity of 1.76 lakh. This strategy to satisfy the affiliation from the JNTU-H for the upcoming year. As per the AICTE norms 1:15 while the cadre ratio of professor to associate professor and assistant professor should be 1:2:6.
For instance, if a college has 120 Electronics and Communications Engineering seats, it would need eight faculty members with at least one professor and two associate professors while the remaining can be assistant professors JNTU-H had disaffiliated 143 Engineering colleges this year for lack of faculty and other infrastructure
Gautam Rao, chairman, Telangana Engineering and Professional College Managements Association said, “When the government carried out inspections in December, they considered only July faculty data.
They didn’t consider if we had added faculty by December. Almost 200 Engineering colleges are now applying for reduction in seats. If the government considers as on date faculty data and carries out inspections again with the reduced intake, most colleges will get affiliations.”