EAMCET Breather: Government Mulls Changing Date

Published: 02nd March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM:In what could come as a huge relief to students and parents, the state government is contemplating changing the date of EAMCET-2015, which is scheduled for May 14, as the date is clashing with the common entrance test for admission into private engineering colleges in Karnataka and one of the DSC examinations in Andhra Pradesh. However, a final decision is yet to be taken.

HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao told newsmen Sunday that the date is likely to be fixed during a meeting scheduled to be held in Hyderabad Monday. Students and their parents appealed to the government to change the date for EAMCET-2015, as many students from Andhra would be appearing for APEAMCET-2015 as well as the CET to be conducted by private engineering colleges in Karnataka. Both the exams fall on the same date. Complicating the matter further, one of the DSC examinations in the state is also scheduled to be held on the same date, he explained.

“We observed that conducting both EAMCET and DSC on the same day could cause shortage of examination centres and invigilation staff. We’re holding a meeting with the officials concerned Monday and will decide then,” Ganta said.

The EAMCET-2015 became a headache for the Andhra Pradesh government for some time now. Initially, the Telangana government refused to cooperate and decided to conduct its own EAMCET-2015, putting the AP government in a fix. After much dilly-dallying, the AP government had finally announced the EAMCET date on May 10, which now seems likely to change again. Sources said that the AP government has no option but to advance the examination.

“If postponed, there is no other convenient date without this exam overlapping with other tests,” sources said.

The fate of over 1.67 lakh students now hangs in balance over the decision of the state government.

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