Telangana government gives good news to the class 12 students; the government has showed interest in conducting the EAMCET entrance exam in common for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
But, both the states have agreed to conduct separate intermediate board examinations. Earlier, government said to conduct separate EAMCET exam.
Telangana Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy said that conducting the common Entrance Exam is not an issue for them. [Zero admissions in 24 engineering colleges]
The main reason for the state to hold the common EAMCET exam that, too many exams for one admission process. As per the A.P Reorganisation Act, admission process in the professional colleges in the both the states have to be maintained for 10 years. By this, the students will not loose any opportunity in studying their preferred colleges in both the states.
However, both state governments have to sit and talk about conducting the common entrance exam. Till now, Andhra Pradesh government have not showed any interest in this issue.
Reddy said that if both the governments have agreed for the common exam, students would be saved from writing the multiple entrance exam for same colleges in both states. As per the Act, states have to reserve 15% of non-local quota seats for 10 years.
Moreover, EAMCET has emerged as almost a fool-proof test adopting online processes from submitting applications to valuation. "There is little scope for bias in awarding marks as valuation is not done manually but by a computer," a senior official agreed.
In 2014, more than 73,000 seats in around 100 engineering colleges left vacant.
Earlier, both the government had agreed to scrap the EAMCET exam.