HYDERABAD: After Dr B R Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) recently announced admission notification only for students of Telangana, now another common university, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University is following the same path.
With the unusual delay in admissions, the university recently wrote to the Telangana government seeking permission for conducting admissions at its campuses only in Telangana. However, the university is yet to receive any direction from the state government in this regard.
It may be recalled that the Telugu University falls under the Tenth Schedule of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and it is common for both the states. Even after almost two months of delay in issuing admission notification, the university is still waiting for directions from both the state governments.
Telugu university offers more than 1,100 seats in post-graduation courses and over 50 PhD seats on its campuses in both the states. Every year, notification is issued in May and admission process concludes by June.
Despite the intervention of governor ESL Narasimhan, AP and Telangana governments failed to resolve the dispute over common admissions. The governor recently asked the Telangana government to maintain status quo on the admission process in both the common universities for this academic year. A letter has been sent to the Chief Secretary stating the same. However, so far the university hasn’t received any directions from the government.
The university is already two months behind the academic calendar for the first year courses. A senior official told Express, “If the delay continues for one more month, there is no point in admitting students. It will be difficult to complete the syllabus after such a long delay.” Instead of continuing the course, it’s better to cancel it, he added.