After a prolonged fight between the Government and Managements of Engineering Colleges in AP, the students can finally breathe a sigh of relief with the Government announcing the dates of Engineering Counselling for this year. The Counselling is set to begin on on August 27th and seat allotments are to be done by September 12th. P. Jayaprakash Rao, AP State Council for Higher Education Chairman announced on Sunday that certificate verification would be done from August 27 to September 6. Students can chose options from August 30 to September 8 to September 10th.
There are 2.4 lakh Engineering seats available this year but only 2.07 lakh students have qualified in EAMCET this year. AP currently has 717 colleges that offer Engineering course. Of these 30 are university colleges while 687 are private colleges.
As a result of the Fee Reimbursement negotiations, the fee has been decided as 35,000 in 478 colleges. These colleges have given an undertaking agreeing to this to the government while a final decision on the fee in the rest of the colleges is yet to be decided by the government.