The Jawarhal Nehru Technological University, one of the state's prolific universities in Bachelor of Technology and Engineering and colleges affiliated to it, is finally facing the pandemic's blues as core courses see a shocking drop in number a few of the colleges.
The courses of study that are seeing the numbers drop are in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The latest report that JNTU-H received showed that more than 25 colleges have written to the university seeking permission to stop offering the above courses in their colleges. On the other hand, JNTU is witnessing a growing demand for cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science.
Many colleges have submitted their applications to the head university for the same. JNTU-Kakinada and JNTU-Anantapur haven't complained of a similar drop, and only JNTU-Hyderabad's affiliated colleges are seeing a decline in traditional mainstream courses quite a scary thing as there might be imbalances, as exclaimed by the director of JNTUH.
With the EAMCET in the state coming up soon, the demand might go down further for these traditional courses and dropping them totally from the college is the solution. Dropping of courses might impact students entering through lateral entry, resulting in wastage of college resources and infrastructure and teaching staff for these three courses. However, JNTUH will allow colleges to eliminate these courses only if the admissions into these courses are under 30% for two straight years. Till then, there will be no permission that will be granted for the same, keeping in mind the above things.