Issues concerning Ph.D admissions in Osmania University continue to haunt the administration.
The dragging of the university by two students of Telugu and Social Works departments to the High Court has created an impasse as other students who have passed the entrance examination for those two departments are unable to join the university as there is a stay order by the court.
The students who are unable to join face yet another problem. The last date to join the Ph.D courses is March 12, and the next hearing by the High Court is March 11. “Things look bad as students are getting restless and the time for the joining date is nearing. Students are worried that they will be in a difficult situation if the judge adjourns the hearing to a later date again,” said Shiva, a research scholar from the Telugu department.
“Although the student who filed the petition concerned with the Telugu department has withdrawn his petition, the court has asked for details concerning all Ph.D admissions to the university,” said TLN Swamy, legal representative of OU.
University officials, who thought that the petitions would be cleared in the last hearing on March 4, are now worried that this issue might lead to a bad situation if the matter is postponed by the Hight Court after March 11. Prof Mallesh Sankasala, Arts College principal, admits that he has been receiving representations from students of the Telugu department over the past few weeks.
“The matter is still in court as there is a stay order. So if we do anything it will be contempt of court,” he said. Prof SV Satyanarayana, head of the Telugu department, says the administration will take a decision based on the next hearing on March 11.