Engineering colleges to begin classes from August 1

As per the apex court orders, the first round of counseling will be completed by July 15.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:June 29, 2014 4:23 am
Supreme Court has issued concerned directives while disposing of certain civil writ petitions related to approvals of colleges for 2014-15. Supreme Court has issued concerned directives while disposing of certain civil writ petitions related to approvals of colleges for 2014-15.

Duration of the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for admissions to engineering/ technical institutions in Maharashtra will be reduced by around two weeks and the academic year 2014-15 is set to begin from August 1 in keeping with the latest directives of the Supreme Court, a top official from Directorate of Technical Education  (DTE) said Saturday.

“As per the apex court orders, the first round of counseling/admission for allotment of seats through the CAP will be completed by July 15. The second round of counseling shall be completed by July 22, and the last round by July 29. The date of commencement of academic session will be August 1,” DTE officiating director, Subhash Mahajan said.

Addressing media persons on the sidelines of a public event here, he said the Supreme Court has issued concerned directives while disposing of certain civil writ petitions related to approvals of colleges for 2014-15.

“We received the apex court orders yesterday. Now, we have to condense our CAP schedule accordingly. The details about further schedule of CAP rounds will be uploaded on the official website (www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/fe2014) soon,” Mahajan said. The CAP for admissions to engineering/technical institutions in Maharashtra had started with a delay this year. But now, the DTE has to toe line with the apex court directives.

Meanwhile, a public notice has been published by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, regarding the said writ petition, sharing excerpts of apex court directives.

“The AICTE is granted seven days within which to take a decision on all the applications pending before it. It shall first take up the applications in which it has already expressed willingness to grant approvals, but has not done so in deference of the orders of this Court. Thereafter, the concerned Universities / State Authorities / Bodies which have the powers of granting affiliation shall take a decision on that subject within one week…” the apex court judgement reads, further spelling out aforesaid specific dates for holding rounds of engineering admissions.

The AICTE, through its public notice, has requested all the stakeholders such as Universities/ State Authorities / Boards / Institutions to approach it for any pending issue as regard to approval for 2014-15.

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