Hyderabad: The intermediate admissions in government, private junior colleges are likely to go online from next year.
The Board of Intermediate Education is making elaborate arrangements for conducting web-based counselling for junior college admissions for the academic year 2019-20.
The admission process would be on the lines of the Degree Online Services, Telangana (DOST), which has been introduced by the government for online enrollment of students into various government and private degree colleges across the State.
Keeping in the larger interest of students residing in remote areas, the Board has already introduced an online registration facility for admissions into government junior colleges from this academic year.
The Board had intended to start the online admissions from this academic year itself but due to the delay in grant of affiliation to private junior colleges, it deferred the move to next academic year. About 1,350 private junior colleges have been granted affiliation this year.
“Last year, the affiliation process went on till November. However, most of the colleges got their affiliation in the first week of June itself, this year. The process will be further advanced next year so that it will not affect the implementation of online admissions,” a senior official of the Board of Intermediate said.
Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari had in March last informed the Legislative Assembly that the government was considering a central admission process for intermediate admissions which would check irregularities in private junior colleges.
In the absence of a centralised system, private junior colleges were making admissions even before the announcement of SSC Public Examinations results. This apart, an online admission process may put a check to exorbitant fees charged by corporate colleges.
“Online admissions will not only help students from remote areas to choose best colleges, but also in regulating admissions in corporate junior colleges, while government junior colleges will flourish with enrollments,” Dr. P Madhusudhan Reddy, president, Government Junior Lecturers Association, Telangana said.