Hyderabad/Visakhapatnam: Medical aspirants from the two Telugu states, who wrote AP Eamcet on April 29 or are preparing for the TS Eamcet on May 15, will have to refocus all over again in view of the SC mandating NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) for all states in the country.
APSCHE officials stated on Monday that the SC judgment had come as a big shock to the government and even the students and parents.
“We were hopeful of relaxation for medical admissions in government colleges this year as had been commented by the Bench a few days ago. However, the final judgment stated that all states should come under NEET’s purview. The Centre changed its stand in the last few days and it dashed our hopes. Even Article 371 (D) and provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act were set aside,” he said.
Telangana education minister Kadiyam Srihari said that they would have to check the judgment copy thoroughly before deciding on a future course of action.
Academic expert Mr P.V.R.K Murthy said that medical aspirants from both states would have to start their preparations afresh, which would be very tough on them.
AP EAMCET result held up for SC final word
After four hours of suspense, Eamcet results were released in Visakhapatnam on Monday night, but only for the Engineering stream due to the ongoing Neet row.
As uncertainty clouded the validity of the Eamcet medical stream with regards to the Supreme Court judgment, the Eamcet medical results were postponed.
HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao released the results here. The results were supposed to be released at 10 am on Monday. But pending the apex court’s judgment, the authorities postponed them till evening as they had filed a petition for exemption from Neet.
About 1,79,465 students had appeared for the Eamcet engineering exam and about 81.08 per cent qualified. Girls outperformed boys with 82.67 per cent qualifying Eamcet engineering. Satti Vamsi Krishna Reddy from Visakhapatnam bagged first rank with 158 marks....