Hyderabad: After the reverification of Intermediate results, around 585 final year students who had otherwise been declared failed and would have had to appear for the supplementary examinations in June have acquired eligibility to apply to pursue higher education.
However, while some students are relieved to have their status change from failed to pass, many are worried it's past the deadline to apply to several universities in other states.
Secretary for Association of Approved Business Schools Shrinivas Acharya T. said, “Admissions into various courses at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Chennai Amritananda in Bengaluru and Kerala, Tech Mahindra College of Engineering, and other private deemed universities have already concluded. As a result, the students who have only now been declared to have passed (after the reverification) cannot apply to these universities.”
Further, many universities in other states are past their first and second counselling sessions, so these students have to try their luck in the third counselling session.
“The evaluation fiasco has cost innocent children the opportunity to join their preferred universities, as many couldn’t even appear for the Eamcet as a result of it,” child rights activists said, adding that for no fault of theirs, students would have ended up paying `600 to the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE).
This apart, several students ended up losing hope under the impression that they had failed the intermediate examination and, as a result, never appeared for certain entrance tests.
Final year student Vanvolu Vaishnavi, who had scored 17 in physics according to the previous result, has now been declared to have passed.
Her score after reverification is yet to be known as her mark list and the answer script have not yet been uploaded on the TSBIE website.
Speaking to this newspaper, Ms Vaishnavi said, “I had applied for the Eamcet both in TS and AP. However, as the AP Eamcet was conducted around the same time as the declaration of our Intermediate results, I was too depressed to attempt it at all.”...