HYDERABAD: The ongoing dilemma regarding the admissions to Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University and Dr B R Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) has finally come to an end, thanks to the intervention of Governor ESL Narasimhan. On Saturday, the Governor directed the chief secretary of Telangana to conduct common admissions to both the universities for students of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Responding to an appeal from Andhra Pradesh government, the Governor had asked both the states to continue the previous admission pattern for both the universities which are under the tenth schedule of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. In a letter to the chief secretary of Telangana, the Governor also directed the universities to immediately announce the pending results and start admissions.
Andhra Pradesh minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao thanked Governor E S L Narasimhan for solving the crisis. “We are ready to share the expenses of both the universities. We will also release the arrears,” Ganta told Express.
It may be recalled that AP government has failed to grant funds for these institutes after the bifurcation of the State. Only the Telangana government sanctioned its share of grants.
However, Ganta Srinivasa Rao said the AP government doesn’t want to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telangana government. “We will share the expenses and cooperate with the Telangana government, but we don’t want to sign an MoU,” he said.
The BRAOU has already initiated the admission process for Telangana as there wasn’t any response from AP government. Recent attempts by AP and Telangana to sign an MoU for admissions at BRAOU failed after the proposed discussion at university was abruptly cancelled. The Governor has now direction the varsities to issue separate notifications for common admissions.