Hyderabad: Students pursuing or wanting to pursue higher education and professional courses in Hyderabad and whose parents are working for the AP government in Hyderabad are a worried lot.
While the AP government has set a deadline of June 2, 2016 for all employees to shift to Vijayawada, their children are tensed over which exams to opt for, those conducted by TS or AP, for admissions in the new academic year.
The Centre is yet to respond to AP’s request to grant local status in AP for these students irrespective of their local status in Telangana due to their seven years of study till Class XII.
However, there is no clarity whether AP employees will have to shift by June 2 since doubts are being raised whether construction of the temporary offices in Vijayawada will be completed by then.
APNGOs association president P. Ashok Babu said there were over 14,000 AP employees working in Hyderabad who needed to shift to Vijayawada.
He said though shifting was not a problem, what was worrying was the future of their children, who had became locals of Telangana based on their birth and years of study.
AP Gazetted Officers Association president K.V. Krishnaiah said there were nearly 1,000 children of secretariat employees pursuing professional courses in Hyderabad.
“Since they are in the middle of the courses, they can’t shift right away. They have executed an agreement with their respective colleges that if they drop the course in the middle, they will have to pay the fees for the remaining years,” he said.
There are also no MoUs between educational institutions of the two states. Thus if students want to take a transfer from TS colleges and join colleges in AP, they are is asked to reappear and complete the same course papers that they have already passed in TS.