Telangana education minister G Jagadeesh Reddy on Jan 2nd, Friday put his foot down and declared that the Telangana State Council of Higher Education will conduct Eamcet. And if a request was made by Andhra Pradesh, the TSCHE was also ready to conduct the test for the neighbour too, he said.
Addressing concerns among students about admissions if both states have separate exams, Jagadeesh Reddy said anyone who wants an admission in any of Telangana colleges can take the Eamcet conducted by the state. "There is no cause for concern among students either about the exam or the admissions. Telangana will follow the existing admission norms and nothing has been changed. If a student wants to study in a college in Telangana, all they have to do is to take the Eamcet to be conducted by the TSCHE," the minister said.
The minister was speaking to reporters at the Secretariat after meeting governor ESL Narasimhan to explain the state government's decision on Eamcet. He said the governor had no issues with the Telangana government's decision to conduct the exam. "His primary concern relates to the welfare of students seeking admission through Eamcet. He also wanted that steps must be taken in a way that there are no disputes later. We explained that students will not be impacted in any way. We also said that Telangana was only following the provisions in the AP Reorganization Act. The governor had no objections to our plan," Jagadish Reddy said.
He also found fault with the Andhra Pradesh government for releasing the Eamcet schedule without consulting Telangana. Jagadeesh Reddy said the examination will be conducted by TSCHE and if the Andhra Pradesh government requests, Telangana was ready to conduct the test in Andhra Pradesh too. "If they ask us to do so, we will be more than happy to conduct the exam for Andhra Pradesh as well," he added.
Written by:ChandanaManabadi Results Updated at: 07:13:00