Andhra Pradesh for de-affiliation of college
The affiliation had led to uncertainty over the future of hundreds of architecture students admitted before 2015.
Visakhapatnam: The AP government is likely to go in for talks with the TS government regarding de-affiliation of the Varaha College of Architecture and Planning of Visakhapatnam from the Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU).
The affiliation had led to uncertainty over the future of hundreds of architecture students admitted before 2015. On Thursday, VCAP students, along with their parents and faculty met AP HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and gave a representation to the minister. He promised a resolution of the matter in the next few days.
The JNAFAU in Hyderabad is stipulated as a common institution under Schedules IX and X of the AP Reorganisation Act.
However in 2015, the JNAFAU de-affiliated the VCAP and released an admission notification only for TS students.
Later, the students from the 2015 batch were affiliated to JNTU-Kakinada, leaving the senior students in the lurch. So far, no semester-wise exams were conducted for the senior batches of the college.
Speaking to this newspaper, VCAP principal Prof. Srinivasan said that Mr Srinivas Rao assured them of resolution of the issue.
It was learnt that if the TS government doesn’t pay heed to the request of the AP government regarding the de-affiliation, AP would have to issue a special GO to attach VCAP to another university in the state.