Vijayawada: Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) has put a cap on the number of students to be accommodated in each classroom of private junior colleges from the 2020-21 academic year.

The Andhra Pradesh government issued a GO putting a ceiling on student strength. As per GO, every private junior college will be sanctioned four sections of 40 students each.

Principal Secretary B Rajsekhar said the ceiling of 360 students shall be imposed for admissions from 2020-21 in private junior colleges, except the ones with permanent affiliation, subject to availability of infrastructure facilities and staff. Accordingly, a maximum of nine sections with 40 students each will be allowed.

The Andhra Pradesh government has taken the decision following complaints that majority of the private junior college managements were running their colleges in apartment blocks which did not have adequate infrastructure facilities for students.

A large number of students are crammed in small dingy rooms in unhygienic conditions.

Most of the private junior colleges are running operations from urban apartments. Colleges do not have sufficient infrastructural facilities. The intake of the students is on the higher side.

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