K M Dayashankar
Land document shown to the Satavahana University for setting up degree and PG college was also shown to AICTE and JNTU
About 1.8 acres of land shown to AICTE and JNTU was also sold to realtor as evident with registration documents and constructions
Mandatory 7.5 acres of land for setting an engineering college violated
It is having only 12.08 acres of total land for all the five colleges flouting norms
KARIMNAGAR: In a strange incident, an educational institution in Thimmapur village on the outskirts of Karimnagar town has attained a dubious distinction in the state by running two engineering colleges, an MBA college, Pharmacy college and a degree and PG college without adequate land for the respective institutions as per the AICTE and JNTU norms and resorting to fraudulent acts to cash on the fee reimbursement scheme of the state government.
Sounds strange! But it is a fact. Thanks to the lethargy on the part of the AICTE and JNTU authorities, the Takshashila educational society in Karimnagar district which established Sri Chaitanya college of engineering, Sri Chaitanya institute of technology and sciences, Sri Chaitanya PG college MBA programme, Sri Chaitanya Pharmacy college and Sri Chaitanya degree college in Thimmapur of Karimnagar district was cheating the AICTE, JNTU and the state Higher education departments by flouting the mandatory norms in providing the details of land required for setting up the colleges and amassing the fee reimbursement scheme of the state government.
According to reliable sources including the revenue officials, who had collected information as per the Right to Information Act from the concerned authorities, said that the Takshashila educational society had shown the land particulars in survey number 317/F measuring 5.2 acres with registration document number 7382/2001 to the Satavahana University to secure the permission for running the Degree and PG college and the same land documents were shown for the Sri Chaitanya college of engineering and Sri Chaitanya institute of technological sciences to the AICTE and JNTU-H to secure permission to run the engineering colleges.
As per the norms, an engineering college set up in the district headquarters in rural areas should have at least 7.5 acres of land as per the latest instructions. But the Takshashila educational society which had set up two engineering colleges, an MBA, Pharmacy and degree college was having all together only 12.08 acres of land. It is also alleged that the society was showing the same land documents to all the educational institutions and flouting the norms in collusion with the AICTE and JNTU authorities.
It is also alleged that the educational institution, had sold away land measuring 1.08 acres in survey number 312 with registration document 1204/2008 shown to JNTU was sold to a realtor vide document number 1753/2016. The institution had flouted several norms by misleading and cheating the AICTE and JNTU in submitting the land documents.
Sources said that the land measuring 1.17 acres in survey number 313/E with document number 4916/2000 shown to AICTE and JNTU to secure permission for two engineering colleges viz Sri Chantainya college of engineering and Sri Chaitanya institute of technological sciences. Similarly, the institution had submitted land details measuring 1.29 acres in survey number 315/B document number 4794/2003 for securing permission for both the engineering colleges violating the norms.
Flaying the authorities concerned for their negligent attitude in the sanction of permissions to run two professional engineering colleges, MBA and Pharmacy college, who were cashing on the fee reimbursement scheme, the sources demanded that the authorities should order for a thorough inquiry into the possession of proper land documents of the educational institution.
The sources stated that the CBI had taken serious note about an engineering college J.A. Institute of Engineering and Technology (JAIET) Koyambedu in Chennai for submitting false land documents to the AICTE during the period 1996-2009 and another engineering college in Ajmer in Rajasthan state.
This correspondent tried to contact Sri Chaitanya educational institutions chairman M Ramesh Reddy for his response but in vain.