Students faced tensions and difficulties in seemandhra on the first day of counselling on Monday, because of lack of transportation and tension due to ongoing protests against central govt.
The counselling process was also affected by absenteeism of lecturers from Polytechnic Colleges Lecturers Association.
As the AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has made alternative arrangements for conducting certificate verification as per schedule and chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy instructed the police department to provide security at all the counselling centres, the counselling will most likely commence.
On the first day, counselling was held for the rankers up to 15,000 at 56 counselling centres across the state.
APNGOs president Ashok Babu asked the government to postpone the counselling process, as RTC employees and others were on strike.
Babu did not mention about staging protests at the counselling centres.
However, counselling at 22 centres in Telangana is expected to be peaceful.
This year, around 2,01,308 students have been qualified for engineering courses.
Candidates are advised to take all the necessary original documents for counselling, which needs to be attested with the signature of the government officials.
Around 3 lakh seats are available in 720 engineering colleges, provided all over AP. Only 2,90,015 candidates appeared for EAMCET 2013 exam.