Hyderabad: The new date for the TS Eamcet-2016 will be announced within two days, officials indicated on Friday. The test, scheduled for May 2, was abrutplty postponed after private colleges refused to provide their premises to host exam centres to protest the state government’s proposed vigilance checks.
Officials said they would ensure that the new Eamcet date would not clash with any national exam or similar test to be held in other state. The state government had announced that the Eamcet would be held before May 20, but officials are trying to schedule it at an early date.
Officials said the Eamcet would be held only in government institutions and staff from private colleges would not be deployed to oversee the test. Officials said that the Eamcet postponement would not affect the admissions schedule which would be completed in June. Classes would commence from July. The private colleges JAC has decided to continue with their boycott of the entrance exams.
All tests to be held in state colleges
Dispelling fears of candidates appearing for common entrance tests lined up over the next few weeks, the state government said that all CETs would be held as scheduled.
Private colleges would not be allotted exam centres in view of their strike opposing the vigilance inspections. The tests would be held in state and Central government educational institutions.
The government had late on Thursday postponed the Eamcet, scheduled for May 2, and the Teacher Eligibility Test for May 1 because of the non-availability of private colleges.
ECET is slated for May 12, ICET May 19, EdCET on May 27, Lawcet and PGLCET May 24 and the PGECET on May 29.
TS Council for Higher Education chairman N. Papi Reddy said CET conveners had been directed to move the exam centres out of private institutions.
“We have decided not to take any chance. There are a good number of universities as well as government degree and polytechnic colleges that can serve as exam centres,” he said....