HYDERABAD: After months of wrangling over the conduct of Intermediate exams with the Telangana government, the AP government finally relented on Monday and announced that it would hold separate exams for its students.
The announcement from AP HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao to this effect here on Monday brought respite to scores of students and their parents in both States who were tormented by what appeared like an unending saga for the last couple of months.
As per the separate schedules issued by both governments, the exams will be held between March 9 and 27 in Telangana and, from March 11 to 31 in AP. As the Telangana government’s strident opposition to AP’s proposal reached its peak in the last couple of days with the former appointing Shailaja Ramaiyer as Secretary to the Board of Intermediate (Telangana), the latter had no way but to come to terms with the separate exams’ idea.
However, the AP Minister blamed the TS government for not being co-operative even after they had made numerous appeals for common exams from multiple fora. “Despite our efforts, the TS government did not co-operate for common exams. So, the AP government too has decided for separate exams,” he announced at the Secretariat here.
The Minister clarified that his government would not move the court as any such move would only aggravate the problem.
With the TS government mulling separate EAMCET for its students in line with Intermediate exams, Ganta Srinivasa Rao said,”The EAMCET issue is being studied to see what works out best for students”.
On overhauling the way the admissions are being done in the State to both engineering and medical courses, the Minister said a team of officials are studying the Tamil Nadu mode of admission process to see the feasibility of such process.