The High Court of Telangana directed the government to grant affiliations to 20 new B.Ed colleges as early as possible. The state government allegedly denied granting affiliations to these colleges. Hence, the authorities of these colleges approached the HC to seek approval. A bench comprising of Justice Ramchandra Rao said that the state government does not have the authority to deny affiliations, as these 20 colleges have already secured recognition from NCTE.
The Justice also ordered that these colleges be allowed to take part in the second phase of seat allotment. Currently, there are 184 B.Ed colleges across the state. The first phase of seat allotment was concluded on September 14, 2016. A total number of 9,887 seats have been filled.
The second phase of counselling is expected to commence in the fourth week of September. Currently, there are 2,645 seats that are vacant. If the government grants affiliation to 20 more colleges, around 1500 additional seats will be added to the total number of vacant seats.
The classes for first-year students will commence from September 22, 2016. The students are directed to carry all the necessary documents to the college on the first day and confirm their admission. If any student fails to report at the prescribed college on the first day, the seat will be cancelled and further redirected to the state convenor quota.