Hyderabad: The admissions to Diploma in Printing and Packaging Technology in JN Government Polytechnic, Ramanthapur, have been put on hold leaving students in the lurch as the web counselling for admissions into various polytechnics have already commenced.
The Department of Technical Education took this decision as the said new course was yet to receive an approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
This year, Diploma in Printing Technology offered at Government Institute of Printing Technology was clubbed with Diploma in Packaging Technology at JN Government Polytechnic, Ramanthapur. The new course namely Diploma in Printing and Packaging Technology too got nod from the Higher Education Department and it would be offered at JN Government Polytechnic.
“The department has not received approval for the new course from the AICTE. Once we get approval, the new course will be available in web counselling else admissions will be done separately for both the courses,” said Navin Mittal, Commissioner of Technical Education, while addressing a press conference here on Saturday.
Candidates, who qualified in the Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (POLYCET) 2019 and wish to participate in the web counselling should pay processing fee, fill basic information and book the slot for certificate verification online through the website https://polycetts.nic.in till May 19.
Students can attend certificate verification at the designated helpline centre till May 21 and should exercise choice of web options for seat allotment from up to May 24.
The provisional allotment of seats will be done on May 27 while payment of tuition fee and self-reporting through website should be done from May 28 to 31. The candidates have to report at the allotted college on June 1 and class work will commence from the same day.
The number of polytechnics has come down to 145 this year from 170 in 2018 while the seats dropped by 4,500. A total 34,901 seats are on the offer in the web counselling this time.
The second phase counselling would commence from June 4 and seat allotment would be done by June 10, Mittal said, adding vacant seats in the private polytechnics would be allowed for spot admissions.