Delay in enhancing Eng course intake capacity irks candidates
‘OUR CAREER IS AT STAKE’
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Srinagar, Nov 27: Despite approval by the State Government and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for revision of intake capacity of Electronics and Communications Engineering Branch from 60 to 120 in SSM College of Engineering and Technology Parishpora, the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) is yet to implement the order, the aggrieved students said.
The BOPEE authorities however say that it has not received clearance from the Kashmir University on enhancement of seats.
A delegation of parents on Saturday visited the Greater Kashmir office and accused the concerned authorities of spoiling the career of their wards.
Substantiating the allegation with documents, the parents referred to the notification of the AICTE, a statutory body under Ministry of HRD Government of India, by virtue of which the intake capacity has been increased.
“In terms of the regulation notified by the Council and norms, standards, procedures and conditions prescribed by the Council from time to time, I am directed to convey the extension of approval of the Council to SSM College of Engineering Divar Parihaspora for conduct of the following courses including the Electronics and Communication with intake capacity of 120 for the 2010-11,” the Dr SG Bhirud Director of AICTE conveys in a letter on August 23, 2010 to the secretary (Technical Education) Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
“AICTE has revised the existing intake of the Electronic and Communication Engineering Branch of SSM College of Engineering and Technology. The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the State Government to the revised intake capacity for the said course for the 2010-11. Further action may be taken accordingly,” MA Chisti, the deputy secretary to Government Higher Education Department states in a letter on Chairman BOPEE and Kashmir University.
One of the aggrieved parents ER G H Khan, said the delay in execution of the AICTE order has disappointed the aspiring students who wanted to pursue education in Electronic and Communication Engineering.
“We have to take into consideration the fact that Srinagar has only one private Engineering College as compared to many in Jammu. When the AICTE and State Government have given nod to the enhancement, it is ironical that why the BOPEE is delaying its implementation at the cost and career of the students?” Khan said.
“I don’t want to send my girl outside the Valley for pursuing education in the said Engineering Course. As BOPEE is delaying enhancement of the quota, I am in a dilemma and concerned over the future of my ward,” said another parent wishing not to be named.
When contacted BOPEE chairman Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Peer said he is awaiting clearance for enhancement of the seats for the course from Kashmir University. “According to rules for enhancement of seats in a particular course, there must be clearance of AICTE, State Government and the Kashmir University. We are awaiting clearance from the University and as soon as we receive it the seats will be enhanced,” he said.
Meanwhile, the parents have sought intervention of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah who is also pro-chancellor of Kashmir University to what they said save the future of the students.
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