The JNTU-Hyd has decided to cancel online classes for second, third and final year students of B.Tech and B.Pharmacy courses .
The university had earlier planned to allow private engineering colleges to conduct online classes from July 15.
However, the university has now backtracked on the issue on the ground that the private college managements will pressurise students to pay fees if online classes are permitted.
College managements will demand students to pay fees saying that they have to pay salaries for faculty for conducting online classes.
JNTUH officials felt that this will create unnecessary problems for univeristy if students complain against fee payment and faculty complaining against non payment of salaries by managements.
Moreover, the Central government and UGC have issued orders to all the universities not to begin classes till July 31 in constituent and affiliated colleges.
There is no clarity in these orders whether online class could be conducted or not.
In this backdrop, the JNTU-Hyd officials have decided not to permit colleges to conduct online classes from July 15.