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Telugu varsity in a fix over admissions

Telugu varsity in a fix over admissions
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The indifferent attitude of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments over the bifurcation of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University has put university officials in a fix. Even after 10 months into bifurcation, both the governments’ had failed to take a final call on the division of the Telugu University.

Hyderabad: The indifferent attitude of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments over the bifurcation of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University has put university officials in a fix. Even after 10 months into bifurcation, both the governments’ had failed to take a final call on the division of the Telugu University. The delay in bifurcation has already casted its shadow on the admissions for the next academic year 2015-16.

  • TS, AP govts yet to take a final call on the university bifurcation
  • No consensus on holding admissions separately or jointly

While the admission notice has to be issued in May, both the governments are sill silent on whether to hold common admissions jointly or separately. According to the university Vice-Chancellor Prof E Sivareddy, separate admissions could be only taken up after the bifurcation of the university. “The bifurcation of the university is yet to take place. Without bifurcation, admissions can happen only if both the governments sign MoU on sharing the university’s expenditure.

We have written to both the governments either to speed up the bifurcation process or sign MoUs. As of now, none of them has responded,” Sivareddy told the reporters on Wednesday. The Vice-Chancellor hoped that a decision by the governments’ would be announced likely in a week. Responding to media reports on common admissions in both the States, Sivareddy made it clear that the university did not take final call on the admissions for next academic year 2015-16.

Not just admission, several developmental activities in the university have come to the standstill due to non-bifurcation. “The university proposed to construct hostel and library facilities for the students with Rs 10 crore UGC grant. However, the Telangana government told us to not go ahead as the university is yet to be bifurcated,” Prof Sivareddy informed.

The Vice-Chancellor, who will demit office on April 18, announced that CD of video classes would be provided for the students who are pursuing courses through distance education. The university would release the CDs for music and Telugu courses on Thursday. “We are also planning to extend video classes CDs to other subjects like Journalism, Astrology and others,” informed the Vice-Chancellor.

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