The first day of the certificate verification for engineering admissions was inordinately delayed and continued till night.
Students and parents had to wait for long hours as the process of verifying the certificates was very slow. Students, particularly from Andhra Pradesh faced tough time as they had booked tickets anticipating faster process.
Rankers from 1 to 15,000 were called on the first day and they could attend in any of the helpline centres while ST candidates had to attend only at Sanketika Bhavan, Masab Tank.
“I came at 9 a.m. and my ward’s verification was done at 5.30 p.m., said Kumar, father of a student from Kurnool.
He attended the counselling at Government Institute of Printing Technology in Secunderabad. Similar was the case at JNTU in Kukatpally, claimed some students.
Officials failed to give any reason for the delay despite queries and they were cautioned that the process might end up midnight only.
Source: The Hindu