GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRAPRADESH

ABSTRACT

Opening of new Private Junior Colleges/Additional Sections in the State – Scheme of  proposals formulated by the Government – Orders issued.

 HIGHEREDUCATION (C.E.III.2) DEPARTMENT. 

                      G.O.Ms.No.114,                                                                                 Dated:09.08.2000

Read the following:- 

1.      G.O.Ms.No.29,Edn.Dept.,dated 5.2.87.

2.      A.P.High COURT Orders dated 27.12.99 inWP.No:13927/99 filed by Pvt.Jr.College Managements Association.

3.      From the GP. For HE.APHC.Hyd.LetterNo:13927/99/Opn./SSP/HE, dated 11.2.2000.

4.      From the Secy.BIE.AP.Hyd.Lr.Nos:149/E2-1/2000-2001,dated 23.6.2000,

27.6.2000, 28.6.2000and also dated 30.6.2000.

5.      From the GP for HE,APHC.Hyd.Lr.No:13927/99/Stage/SSP/HE, dated          

3.8.2000 and also dt.4.8.2000.

 ORDER:-

                                    As per theAndhra Pradesh Educational Institutions(Establishment, Recognition, Administration &Control of Institutions of Higher Education) Rules, 1987, issued vide  G.O.first read above, permission for establishmentof any educational institution or for opening additional sections in any existingeducational institutions shall be granted only if the conditions laid down in the AndhraPradesh Education Act, 1982 are satisfied  andprior approval of the Competent Authority is obtained. Further, no permission shall begranted for the establishment of Educational Institutions where the educational needs arealready served and where the unhealthy and undesirable competition crepts between theother institutions of same class/category in the area. Further, no section/group/courseshall be opened without the minimum strength of the students as prescribed by the Board ofIntermediate Education and without prior permission of the Competent Authority. 

2.                  Duringthe year 1999, Private Junior College Managements Association, Hyderabad has filed WP NO:13927/99 before the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh contending that the Board ofIntermediate Education are not insisting on adherence to the rules in respect of a fewcolleges while granting permission for opening of new Private Junior.Colleges oradditional sections or shifting of Colleges from one place to another, for variousreasons.  The petitioners prayed the HighCourt to give a direction declaring that the respondents will not be justified in grantingadditional sections to any of the colleges in the State without keeping in mind the rulesissued in G.O.Ms.No:29, Edn.Dept., dated 5.2.1987. After hearing the parties, the HonbleHigh court in its order dated 27.12.99 in the WP.No:13927/99 directed the respondents,  i.e., the Government of Andhra Pradesh and theBoard of Intermediate Education, that they should come up with a scheme with regard to thegrant of permission to the Junior Colleges proposed to be established during the nextacademic year/or the additional sections that have to be granted with reference to thepasses in the SSC examination and the need for either permitting establishment of newcolleges or opening of additional sections.  Itis further made clear that by doing any of those two things, the existing colleges thatare being run by the Government, local bodies and the colleges admitted to thegrant-in-aid should not be affected in any way in their funcitioning.  In other words, the students strengthe in thesecolleges should not be depleted by opening new colleges or new sections.

3.                  Aftercareful examination of the matter and detailed deliberations at various levels, Governmenthave worked out a scheme of proposals keeping in view the above directions of Hon’ble  High Court.  TheHon’ble High Court has suggested certain amendments, as communicated by theGovernment Pleader for Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh High Court in his letterdated:3.8.2000.  After considering theamendments suggested by the hon’ble High court to the scheme, and also afterobtaining necessary permission of the Hon’ble High Court communicated by theGovernment Pleader for Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh High Court, Hyderabad in hisletters fifth read above, Government accord approval of the following schemes forestablishment of new private Junior colleges and additional sections in private juniorcolleges including Vocational Junior colleges from the academic year 2000-2001.

(I)                 ForAdditional Sections or new Private Colleges:- 

(i)      Revenue mandal is taken as a unit of area.

(ii)    Mandalwise surplus of SSC passouts i.e., the need for admissionsinto Intermediate classes is arrived, mandal-wise, by deducting the number of theadmissions already made in the existing Junior Colleges i.e. Government Junior Colleges,Aided Junior Colleges, Cooperative Junior Colleges and Private Junior Colleges for thelast four years in the Mandals, obtained from the Commissioner of Government Examinations,Government of Andhra Pradesh.

(iii)   Surplusof SSC passouts of 220 or more is considered to be viable for a Junior College of two(2)sections.

(iv)  Surplusof SSC passouts of 110 in a mandal are considered to be viable for one additional sectionin an existing Private Junior College.

(v)    Wherever the number of SSC passouts is more than 220, a newCollege can be permitted, in mandals without any Junior College and in Mandals with onlyGovernment Junior College, only after exhausting the sanctioned strength in suchGovernment Junior College.

(vi)  Ifthe number of SSC passouts is more than 110, one additional section may be permitted inthe existing Private Junior College

(vii) Duringthe academic year 2000-2001, additional sections may be granted to the extent of  intake of the previous academic year 1999-2000 soas to enable these colleges, who had admitted students for the year 1999-2000 beyond thesanctioned strength, to send the students  toexams as regular candidates for the second year in 2000-2001 examinations. This would notenable the said managements to make any fresh admissions beyond the sanctioned strength.

(viii)           A ceiling of 1000 onthe total strength in each year shall be imposed for the admissions from the year2001-2002 for all the colleges,  irrespectiveof their previous intake.

(ix)  Acollege which did not have full strength in the permitted sections in the academic year1999-2000 would not be allowed any additional sections.

(x)    In the Municipal Corporation areas, new Junior colleges may belocated atleast two kms.distance from an existing college. With a view to provide balancedspread of educational facilities, applicants for new colleges, will be encouraged to go tonew areas where there are no junior colleges existing.

(xi)  Ifthe number of applications received for starting a new Junior College at a particularMandal/Municipal area is eligible, permission for starting new Junior College may be givento the applicant who has provided better infrastructure, teaching and other facilities forstarting a new Junior College. 

II.     Rationalisation of Corpus fund as follows:- 

(i)                  Theexisting corpus fund be reduced from rs.6.25 lakhs to 4.00 lakhs. The corpus fund in thecase of Junior College in tribal areas and Junior Colleges for girls is reduced to Rs.2.00lakhs. This rationalization of corpus fund is applicable to the existinginstitutions/societies/Trusts also.

(ii)                Theentire corpus fund must be paid at one time in the case of existing colleges which havenot paid even a single instalment and those colleges which be set up in future.

(iii)               TheColleges which have paid one or two insatalments of corpus fund would have to pay thebalance amount immediately.

(iv)              50%of this corpus fund shall be returned to  themanagement after 4 years of continuous running with full sanctioned strength, adequateinfrastructure and qualified staff. In subsequent years, 10% of the corpus fund shall bereturned every year till the entire corpus fund is refunded.

(v)                Thefund thus returned shall be invested by the college managements in long term assets onlyand the assets shall be in the name of the Society/Trust running the college. 

III). In respect of setting up of newJunior Colleges in tribal and rural areas, in addition, where no Junior Colleges areexisting, Government have decided that an amount of Rs.1000/- per student per year begranted to the Managements of the Junior College. This grant would be paid for 2 batches,the duration of which would be completed in 3 years.  Also Government land upto 5 acres, wherever available would be allotted forsetting up the new Junior Colleges in tribal areas. 100 mandals would be identified andapplications invited under the scheme. Detailed orders in this regard would be issued  separately. 

IV).  To promote Vocational Education at Intermediate level in Private JuniorColleges. 

i)        No restrictions are imposed insanctioning of new private Vocational Junior Colleges unlike in the case of conventionalJunior Colleges.

ii)      Permission may be accorded for opening new PrivateVocational Junior Colleges as also for starting additional sections/new courses inexisting private Vocational Junior Colleges.

iii)     Sanction may be accorded for vocational courses inexisting Conventional Private Junior Colleges.

iv)    The ceiling of students in a Vocational Section may be enhancedfrom 20 to 30 and from 10 to 15 in case of para medical courses subject to requiredapprovals. 

4.                  Theabove guidelines are subject to the fulfillment of the prescribed conditions likeinfrastructure, buildings, requisite laboratory facilities, qualified faculty, payment ofaffiliation fee etc. and that the Junior College shall follow the instructions issued bythe Board of Intermediate Education or by Government from time to time in respect ofadmissions of students into Intermediate courses, anf while conducting the IntermediatePublic Examinations etc.

5.                  TheSecretary, Board of Intermediate Education is directed to follow above guide-linesscrupulously.

6.                  Acopy of this order is available on the internet and can be accessed at the address http://apts.gov.in/apgos.

(BY ORDER ANDIN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

                                         G.SUDHIR

                              SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

 To

The Secretary, Boardof Intermediate Education, AP.Hyd.

The Director ofIntermediate Education, AP, Hyderabad.

The GP for HE,APHC.Hyd.

The Commissioner ofTribal Welfare, Masab Tank, A.P.,Hyderabad.

All Collectors &District Magistrates.

All Regional JointDirectors of Intermediate Education.

All DistrictEducational Vocational Officers.

All RegionalInspection Officers of Higher Education Dept.

The Commissioner,Information & Public Relations, A.P., Hyderabad.

The A.G.AP.Hyd.

The PAO.AP.Hyd.

The DTA.AP.Hyd.

Copy to the ManagingDirector, A.P.T.S., B.R.K.Building, A.P.,Hyderabad.

Copy to the TribalWelfare Department.

Copy to the RevenueDepartment

Copy to the GeneralAdministration(Cabinet) Department

Copy to Finance andPlanning (Fin.EBS VII)Deparment

Copy to JS to CM.

Copy to PS to M(HE)

Copy to PS toSecy(HE)

Copy to HigherEdn.(IE) Department.

Copy to HigherEducation(OP) Department.

Copy to Law (E)Department

Copy to SF/SC.

                       //Forwarded by Order//

                                                SECTIONOFFICER.