Telangana state to have its own counselling
Hyderabad: Newly appointed chairman of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education, (TSCHE), Prof. T. Papi Reddy, said on Thursday that the state would conduct its own counselling, but in coordination with the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education.
The Telangana state government appointed the other members of the TSCHE on Thursday and the Council will hold its first meeting on Friday and announce the admission schedule for Telangana.
Prof. Reddy added that the move would not be contrary to the Supreme Court’s directions or the AP Reorganisation Act.
Prof. Reddy took charge as the chairman of the TSCHE amid slogans of “Our state, our counselling” on Thursday.
Stating that Telangana state would conduct its own counselling, he said, “Students and parents need not panic. We are trying to resolve all issues and that is why we have constituted the Council in a short span of time.”
“The final decision on Eamcet counselling will be taken on Friday. We will start counselling very soon. The Telangana Council is for the students of Telangana. For that, we will declare our own schedule. We will conduct counselling on our own by coordinating with the APSCHE,” he said.
He also clarified that there was no legal tussle over issuing a separate schedule or for separate counselling.
“Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are different states now. There is no legal issue at all. We are not deviating from the law or the 15 per cent open quota. Admissions are common,” Prof. Reddy said.
The complete schedule will be announced on Friday after the TSCHE meeting. Sources said that the web counselling for choice of engineering colleges and streams would be common.
“The dates for certificate verification will be slightly different. In the APSCHE schedule, the first day had 5,000 ranks, Telangana will have 10,000 ranks on the first day which will make up for the delay,” a senior APSCHE official said.
Palamuru University registrar, Prof. S. Venkata Chalam, and Osmania University’s Prof. S. Mallesham, have been appointed by the TS government as vice-chairmen of the TSCHE. N Srinivasa Rao, principal, Banswada Degree College, Nizamabad, has been finalised as secretary of the TSCHE. The TS government also appointed members.