HYDERABAD: The Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, which had earlier proposed separate admissions for students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has now decided to hold common admissions. A notification for the same will be issued in May-end and the exams will be held across the two States in June, said Prof K Thomasaiah, Registrar, Telugu University.
With no change in the admission process, students from AP and Telangana can still take admission in any of the university’s campuses in both the States. Exam centers will be arranged in both the States. The university was listed in the Xth schedule of the AP Reorganisation Act and it is common for both the States.
After both the States formed their own councils of higher education, the Telugu University also planned to bifurcate the institute. The university officials sought approval from the Governor to conduct separate admissions and wrote letters in this regard. However, the Governor is yet to respond to the request. With very short time left for admissions, the university is rushing for common admissions.
The common admissions will also delay the bifurcation process of the university. “Once the academic year begins, we have to continue the same system for another year. We can’t afford to make major changes in the middle of the academic year,” said Thomasaiah.
He explained that according to the AP Reorganisation Act, to bifurcate any institute under the Xth schedule, both the States must take a decision before June 2. If they fail to do so, they have to follow the instructions of the central government.
The university is also planning to digitise its ancient manuscripts and copyrighted books. “AP and Telangana will share the digital copies while the original copies will be stored at the university,” he said.