Supreme Court asks to complete Eamcet admissions by Aug 31
Supreme Court of India directed Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governments to complete Eamcet Admission process for Engineering, Medical and agriculture by the end of August and begin classes for the current academic session from September first week.
While stating this, the apex court referred the matter for next hearing on August 11.
While welcoming the Supreme Courts observations, the Andhra Pradesh government urged the Telangana government to respect the apex court’s decision in the interest of students.
Supreme Court asked the two governments to insulate students education from the impact of bifurcation and also to refrain from politicising the matter. Further, with the recent notification being the first after the state’s bifurcation, the court suggested the matter be dealt in a special manner.
The Telangana government, in a recent GO (government order) stated students whose parents were born after November 1, 1956, would be considered eligible for its financial assistance scheme (FAST). Though the Telangana government had not cited any objections to Supreme Court’s observations, it has assured students belonging to Telangana state of no loss in opportunities. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) member of Parliament Vinod Kumar said the state government would make its stand clear on counseling after receiving a copy of the court’s order.
Reacting to the Supreme Court ruling, additional attorney general, Srinivas, said issues pertaining to nativity and other related matters should be undertaken in accordance with the AP bifurcation Act and presidential orders.
Officials said the Telangana government would now argue that since Telangana education council had been established it would conduct its own counseling without deviating from the existing admission norms like opening 15% seats to students of Andhra Pradesh in all the colleges in Telangana.