Guntur: The future of nearly four lakh students of the Dr B.R. Ambedkar Open University from AP is uncertain as the university has stopped functioning. These students cannot complete their courses. The AP government had issued orders to the university to stop operations in AP, following complaints.
“These students will lose their academic year within a week,” confirmed Prof. Ch. C. Prasad, assistant director of the university’s regional coordination centre at Vijayawada. He said students hope that the government would allow the university to admit these students this academic year and allow them to complete their courses. He said the HC had ordered the Telangana government to run the 92 centres of the university to help students.
The court also directed the government to pay salaries to varsity employees working in the state. The government had stopped paying salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff of the university. Lack of cooperation among the Telangana, AP and the Centre was affecting the students, Prasad said.
He said the university did not announced the results of the entrance exams conducted for admissions. The university had announced the results of the first, second and third year degree exams, but will not admit students for courses next year. PG students are also facing the same problem. He said students with backlogs were denied a chance to write exams again.
The university administrative staff at the campus in Hyderabad was not processing the certificates of students from AP who have completed their course. About 50 regular and 450 outsourced employees are working at the 92 centres. None of them have received salaries during the last three months following the government’s decision.