Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology part time M.E, M.Tech degrees declared valid by JNTU, Anantapur
The Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh hasannounced that the part time M.E, M.Tech Degrees earned from SathyabamaInstitute of Science and Technology, Chennai will be valid.
Earlier the University has held the part time Post Graduate Engineering degreesfrom Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to beUniversity) invalid.Students who pursued their Part time engineering degrees atSathyabama from 2002 to 2012 have been working in various positions inJawaharlal Nehru Technical University and as well as in Andhra PradeshGovernment.
Following the announcement, 6 Assistant Professors working in Sri KalahastiInstitute of Technology who had obtained their degrees from Sathyabama hadlost their jobs. The affected persons had filed a petition to the TamilnaduInformation Commission.
Acting on the filed petition, the Tamilnadu Information Commissioner,Mr Muthuraj, directed Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology tofurnish documents to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Jawaharlal NehruTechnical University, supporting the validity of the part time courses offered bythe Institution. He also directed the registrar of the Institution to give therequired explanation to the students within a period of two months and handlethe situation smoothly.
The registrar of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, on submittingthe required documents had requested Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University topass an order declaring the part time M.E, M.Tech engineering degree run bySathyabama Institute of Science and Technology equivalent to the full timeM.E, M.tech engineering degrees.
Accepting the request from Sathyabama, the Jawaharlal Nehru TechnicalUniversity forwarded it to the standing committee. The Standing committee onscrutinizing the documents and listening to the explanation given by theauthorities of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, reverted theearlier announcement and accepted that the degrees offered by SathyabamaInstitute of Science and Technology to be valid. Further JNTU certified that thepart time Post graduate engineering degrees offered by Sathyabama areequivalent to the full time post graduate engineering degrees. In continuation ofthis announcement, JNTU has also recommended Sri Kalahasti Institute ofTechnology 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 postgraduate engineering degrees atSathyabama Institute of Science andTechnology is resolved.