AP has the largest number of engineering colleges in the country, but the standard of education is poor. Students prefer to take admissions in good degree colleges instead of opting for engineering colleges. The placement opportunities for students in degree colleges have increased.
There are three categories of private degree colleges in the city. Category I (top) colleges charge Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000, category II (middle-level) colleges between Rs 15,000 and Rs 25,000, and category III (lower-level) colleges between Rs 8,000 and Rs 15,000.
Things were very different between 2005 and 2009, he says, when degree colleges found it difficult to fill their classes.The situation has reversed now. Seats in degree colleges are now getting filled, while a large number of seats in engineering colleges are going vacant.