Telangana stte is going to conduct all Entrance Test like Eamcet, ICET, PGSET, Exams Conducting it’s own, The State government is of the opinion that the CETs should be conducted separately for both the States as per the provision in the 10th schedule of the AP Reorganization Act 2014.
The CETs that could be conducted separately are ICET, PGECET, LAWCET, EDCET, ECET, PECET and EAMCET as well.
Telangana Entrances under consideration are:
- Telangana ICET – Held for admissions into MBA, MCA programs
- Telangana ECET- Held for admissions into engineering courses
- Telangana PGECET- for admissions into PG engineering courses
- Telangana PECET- for admissions into physical health courses
- Telangana EDCET- for admissions into teacher education courses
- Telangana EAMCET- for medicine, agriculture and engineering
- Telangana Law CET-for admission into Law courses
Different universities from across the undivided AP have been conducting different CETs for a long time. Some universities are located in Telangana and few are in AP, facilitating the common admissions of the students with 15 open quota for the non-local or general category students. Earlier, the government has envisaged the separate EAMCET and the modalities were under discussion. Now other common examinations have been included in the separation list.
TSCHE vice chairman S Mallesh said that a meeting of council members and other subject experts across the State on the issue was due to be held in next week. He said that the meeting would prepare the modalities for these CETs in the light of Reorganization Act. He said, “Provisions in the 10th schedule allow the TS government for conducting the CETs separately and it would never harm the spirit of the act.”
As far as the common admissions are concerned, the TS universities would surely allocate 15 per cent quota for the general category students, as mentioned in the section 95 of the 10th schedule.
However the students of AP need to appear in the tests conducted by TS government if they wanted to take admission in the State. On the other hand, the weight age issue in the EAMCET ranking would be resolved by taking into consideration the marks given by the respective examination boards. State council was planning to implement the Percentile system to decide the ranking of EAMCET to avoid confusion among the students.
ICET has been conducted by Kakatiya University (KU), PGECET by Osmania University (OU), LawCET by Sri Venkateshwara University (SVU), EDCET by Andhra University (AU), ECET by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) and PECET by the Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) in the past.
If the State government has its way, it would divide these entrance examinations among other universities of Telangana lessening the burden of OU and KU. Now the Palamuru University, Telangana University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Shatavahana University would take the burden of other CETs.