Hyderabad: Nearly 18,000 students who qualified in TS Eamcet have failed in Inter. These students, however, can still make it provided they clear their ongoing supplementary exams.
Of the 1,17,955 students who qualified in engineering, 12,478 have failed in Inter. Out of 75,681 students who qualified in agriculture, 5,665 failed Inter.
Eamcet convener Prof. N.V. Ramana Rao said, “If these students clear the supplementary exams, they will be given Eamcet ranks and will be allowed to take part in Eamcet counselling in the first phase itself.”
Counselling date after inspections
The state government has held back announcement of the Eamcet Engineering counseling schedule due to ongoing vigilance raids on engineering colleges.
Notwithstanding the stiff resistance by the managements of engineering colleges, the government on Thursday made it clear that the ongoing vigilance inspections would go on as scheduled and approvals would be given to colleges only if they cleared the inspections.
Deputy CM Kadiam Srihari, who also holds the education portfolio, said only colleges found to be complying with the norms and faculty and infrastructure would be included in the admissions list. The counselling schedule will be announced only after the outcome of the vigilance inspections is known.
"It is for this reason we are not announcing the Eamcet engineering counselling schedule today though the results have been declared. The vigilance teams will submit their inspection reports to the government by June-end. Based on this, JNTU will give affiliations to colleges. The colleges which are found to be complying with the norms will get affiliation and they will be included in the counselling list,” he said.
He added that the state government would ensure that there was no delay in commencement of engineering classes on account of vigilance inspections.
“We will ensure that the final phase of counselling ends by July-end and classes commence from August 1 as directed by the Supreme Court,” he said.
Mr Srihari reiterated that there was no question of the government going back on the vigilance inspections at this stage though the managements had met Chief Minister K. Chandra-sekhar Rao on Tuesday and made a request.
He said the CM was keen on colleges complying with norms and providing quality education to students, and bogus colleges would be weeded out after inspections.