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‘1minute late’ norm dashes hopes

‘1minute late’ norm dashes hopes
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‘1minute late’ norm dashes hopes. Many students in twin cities have missed their EAMCET test as they were late by a minute or two.

Hyderabad: Many students in twin cities have missed their EAMCET test as they were late by a minute or two. The strict rule of not allowing students if they are late by a minute have made many aspirants to miss an academic year. The officials denied permission to students and the pleas of the students fell on a deaf ear.

Nikhila,an engineering aspirant said, “I came along with my father from Suryapet, Nalgonda dist and we reached the centre, (Kasturba Gandhi Degree College for Women, West Marredpally, Secunderabad) five minutes late. I was denied entry and lost one year of my engineering career.”

Students have missed the test in the afternoon session. The post noon session was slated for medical and agriculture test.

“I was delayed due to traffic jam though I stay at Begumpet I was unable to reach the centre at Kasturba Gandhi Degree Collge for Women, West Marredpally. My request with the concerned authorities did not yield any results, and finally I have to lose one academic year,” shares, Shakira, a medical aspirant.

Meanwhile, Balala Hakkula Sangham demanded the removal of EAMCET convener for having a stubborn attitude for not allowing students to write the test if they were late by a minute, which resulted in number of students couldn't write the test. The organisation cited an incident that took place in Nalgonda, where a father died on the spot and his son who was to take the test suffered injuries in the process of rushing to the exam centre.

“The one-minute condition of EAMCET convener has even taken a life and he should be held responsible for it,” said Anuradha Rao, general secretary, Balala Hakkula Sangham through a communiqué.

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