UP Technical University (UPTU) counselling is expected to begin from July 11 instead of July 5. The postponement comes after the Supreme Court on June 26 revised the counselling schedule for engineering admissions for academic session 2014-15. UPTU will finalize the counselling date in the central admission board meeting on Wednesday.
The SC has granted seven days beginning June 26 to AICTE to decide on all applications (for affiliation) on grounds that all eligible candidates desirous of participating in further education, especially where resources and institutions are available, be accommodated as long as academic standards are not undermined.Going by this, AICTE will have to clear all applications by July 3. UPTU officials said universities are given another week to complete the formalities for affiliation. "This way, the choice locking process will begin by July 11," said officials. Earlier, the first round of counseling was to be held from July 5-7.In its order, the SC stated that the first round of counselling which was to be completed by June 30 would now have to be completed by July 15; second round of counselling by July 22 and the third counselling by July 29. Academic session should begin from August.