January 10, 2015

AP EAMCET Exam Schedule 2015

The Andhra Pradesh government seems to be moving in the direction of conducting its own EAMCET if the developments are any indication. The AP government, which threatened to move court if the Telangana government refuses to accept its authority on the conduct of EAMCET, has not taken any step so far. This even after the Central government indicating its unwillingness to intervene despite an appeal by the AP HRD Minister, Ganta Srinivasa Rao.

In fact, when officials reminded the Minister about the legal option, he is said to have asked them not to rush into filing cases. “We were initially considering the legal option. But the government’s mood seems to be changing now,” an official confided and attributed this to safeguarding students’ interests. “We can’t prolong this battle and heighten tensions among students till the court delivers its view.” Officials said the mood among parents and students in A.P. is also against confrontation and have a test of its own. A separate test doesn’t snatch away any right from the AP students in joining Telangana colleges in their 15 per cent unreserved (non-local) quota.

Moreover, the Telangana government has repeatedly affirmed that the unreserved quota for AP students will continue as promised in the A.P. Reorganisation Act. Moreover, the seriousness of the Telangana government in targeting sub-standard colleges also may not open many options for A.P. students to join the course just for the sake of it. Nearly 100 colleges may decide to refuse first year admissions next year whittling under the pressure of proving their academic seriousness.

At the same time, the AP government is more considerate towards its own engineering colleges, which means students will have safe options there. Officials revealed that even the meeting with the Governor didn’t yield positive results for them as the Telangana government argued its case strongly as per Section 75 (1) of the A.P. Reorganisation Act that it has the authority over institutions in the 10{+t}{+h}Schedule if they were in Telangana territory. We also understand that EAMCET can’t be conducted in Telangana without the government’s cooperation and we don’t want our students to suffer, a senior official explained.