The Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh has announced that the part-time M.E, M.Tech Degrees earned from Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai will be valid.
Earlier the University has held the part-time Post-Graduate Engineering degrees from Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University) invalid. Students who pursued their Part-time engineering degrees at Sathyabama from 2002 to 2012 have been working in various positions in Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University and as well as in Andhra Pradesh Government.
Following the announcement, 6 Assistant Professors working in Sri Kalahasti Institute of Technology who had obtained their degrees from Sathyabama had lost their jobs. The affected persons had filed a petition to the Tamilnadu Information Commission.
Acting on the filed petition, the Tamilnadu Information Commissioner, Mr Muthuraj, directed Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology to furnish documents to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, supporting the validity of the part-time courses offered by the Institution. He also directed the registrar of the Institution to give the required explanation to the students within a period of two months and handle the situation smoothly.
The registrar of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, on submitting the required documents had requested Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University to pass an order declaring the part-time M.E, M.Tech engineering degree run by Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology equivalent to the full-time M.E, M.tech engineering degrees.
Accepting the request from Sathyabama, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University forwarded it to the standing committee. The Standing committee on scrutinizing the documents and listening to the explanation given by the authorities of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology reverted the earlier announcement and accepted that the degrees offered by Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology to be valid. Further JNTU certified that the part-time Post graduate engineering degrees offered by Sathyabama are equivalent to the full-time post-graduate engineering degrees. In continuation of this announcement, JNTU has also recommended Sri Kalahasti Institute of Technology to reinstate the 6 Assistant professors who were terminated due to this issue.
The issue pertaining to all the students who pursued their part-time post graduate engineering degrees at Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology is resolved.