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Most colleges affiliated to JNTU-H fail to update websites

Hyderabad: The online affiliation process initiated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and soon to be followed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad seem to have come as a boon to several colleges to flout norms. According to the JNTU-H sources, 50 per cent out of about 198 colleges who have gone through the online recognition process of the apex technical, management and pharmacy regulator has been failing to update their websites as per the norms.

Speaking to The Hans India, the website of every college recognised by the AICTE has to disclose the courses, number of seats sanctioned, fee structure, detailed profiles of every faculty member working in the institution and service rules. That apart, the AICTE guidelines mandate the colleges to place details related to the facilities available, including the lab infrastructure, workshops, hostels, library, training and placement cell activities, collaborations with other higher educational institutions and accreditation details.
Besides, the mandatory discloser of recognition received by the AICTE, affiliated university, details of the grievance redressal cell and discrimination based on caste, and the like. However, the JNTU-H official sources said that the website links provided by several colleges, even after they have passed through the recognition process of the AICTE were found not working.