THE UP Technical University (UPTU) will hold re-counselling for filling up about 4,000 vacant seats in various private engineering colleges across the State from Friday. The re-counselling, to be held till Sunday, at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) campus on Sitapur Road here, is being held on the orders of the High Court.
On Wednesday, UPTU registrar US Tomar sent a press note, saying that only those candidates who took their UP State Engineering Entrance Exam (UPSEE) and couldn’t appear for counseling were eligible for re-counselling But with the first semester examinations due in December, the question is how will those candidates who are admitted through re-counselling be able to prepare for their exams? And with the UPTU deciding to leave the issue of allotting branches to the candidates selected through re-counselling to colleges, even more time will be consumed.
“We can’t help it. The first time when re-counselling was scheduled, the private colleges opposed the decision to admit only those candidates who took UPSEE and approached the court. We had to cancel the entire process. Now, we have to prepare afresh after the court decision to let only those candidates appear for the re-counselling who appeared for UPSEE,” a UPTU official said.
The problem, the officials said, was created simply because of the narrow approach of the colleges who didn’t see anything beyond their profits.