JNTU-H Semester Exams from Tomorrow

Published: 02nd May 2016 05:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2016 05:18 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The ongoing strike by the managements of private educational institutions in protest against raids by vigilance teams, will not have any impact on the upcoming semester examinations of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H).

According to members of the joint action committee of the college managements, in spite of the strike, semester exams of engineering courses, scheduled to begin on May 3, will be held as per schedule.

"Only engineering students have exams from Tuesday and we see no point in interrupting the exams. Causing inconvenience to the students is not our motto and we won't interfere with the exams in any way," K Ramdass, co-convener of the Joint Action Committee of Educational Institutions formed by Intermediate, degree and professional colleges, told Express on Sunday. "Just because engineering exams are going to be held as per schedule, it doesn't mean that we have withdrawn the strike," he hastened to clarify.

On the other hand, private institutes have not yet received the stationery items such as booklets and question papers relating to exams from the university as they failed to pay the Common Service Fee.

"It is true that we have not received the stationery required to conduct the exams till now. See, it is not that we don't want to pay the common service fee, the problem is that the state government is not clearing the reimbursement dues.

As soon as the government clears the dues, we will pay the service fee to JNTU," Gautam Rao, president of Telangana Private Engineering Colleges Association, said.

"If the university does not release the stationery in time, we will have no other option than to postpone the exams," he said.

However, postponement of exams seems most unlikely. According to reliable sources,  stationery will be released to all the private colleges on Monday . "We are not going to create unnecessary tension for students. The exams are conducted by the university and we are not going to mess with the schedule. The required stationery will be released tomorrow and we are thinking of opting for new methods to collect the service fee from the colleges. Maybe, inking it with the affiliation process might help us get the due amounts from the colleges," a JNTUH official said on condition of anonymity. The strike by managements of private educational institutes has interrupted some exams.


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