T-trouble returns to haunt Eamcet

Eamcet is headed for fresh trouble in the wake of the volatile situation in the state following the arrest of the Kadapa MP, Mr Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Friday.

JNTU-Hyderabad had made all the arrangements for the smooth conduct of Eamcet to be held on May 30, but the call for a ‘Telangana bandh’ given by the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee on May 29, a day ahead of the exam, is worrying exam officials.

Eamcet is a common exam conducted across the state simultaneously in over 5,000 centres on a single day. Any disruption in even one centre means the exam will have to be cancelled throughout the state.

The officials are praying that the bandh goes off peacefully and no fresh violence breaks out in any part of the state on Saturday.

The Eamcet convener, Prof. Ramana Rao, said there is no change in the exam schedule as of now and it will be held on Sunday as scheduled.

“We have already sent the entire exam material and staff to all the centres in the districts. We are ready to conduct the exam on Sunday,” Prof. Rao said.

Eamcet is already delayed by two weeks this year due to student agitations in support and against bifurcation of the state in December last year.

The exam is usually held by May 15 every year, but was postponed to May 30 this year.

Any further delay would affect admissions for engineering, medical and pharmacy courses in the ensuing academic year.

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