Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments are planning to scrap Engineering, Agriculture, Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) from the next academic year.
The lack of plan and facilities has made them take the decision to scrap EAMCET. According to the AP Reorganisation Act, both the states have to use EAMCET as common admission process to fill the seats for professional courses for ten years, but it has failed in its first year.
More than 1.5 lakh engineering seats are lying vacant. Later, these will be filled by the colleges based on the candidates' intermediate marks.
Since it is the first year for the separate state of Andhra Pradesh, it faced teething troubles in the admission process. Both the state education ministers said against EAMCET "it is an impractical process."
The entire process went to canal with each state trying to gain an upper hand over admission process, this led many students to go out of the state for the higher education. Thousands of students have lost their seats in top colleges and many colleges haven't been able fill even a single seat. Meanwhile, Supreme Court has also ordered not to conduct second round counselling.
Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao said that because of the common admission process in both the states, thousand of students suffered, and cannot be continued next year. He sent request letter to the central government to allow Telangana to conduct their admission process from next year.
He also sent a letter to Andhra Pradesh CM, Chandrababu Naidu to scrap the EAMCET.