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No sight of DEECET counselling notification

No sight of DEECET counselling notification
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The apathy of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments over counselling for District Institutes of Education and Training Common Entrance Test...

Hyderabad: The apathy of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments over counselling for District Institutes of Education and Training Common Entrance Test (DEECET) is taking a toll on aspirants. The counselling is scheduled for the month of July-August. But sources in the School Education Department have said that both the governments have not released the list of colleges for counselling.

According to the sources, the Telangana government has approved the affiliation for 258 colleges for a period of one year and the list was submitted. However, the government has directed the counselling officials to only include in the counselling the colleges that have fire safety mechanism installed.

“Our duty is to conduct examination and counselling but not to go and check whether colleges have proper infrastructure, fire safety or not. Going by the rule book, counselling officials have no power to remove colleges from the list. If we do so, the issue will lead to a legal tangle,” an official lamented.

Similarly, the Andhra Pradesh government has approved affiliation for 413 colleges for a period of four years. “AP government had submitted a list of 413 colleges. However, it kept the list on the hold to add about 40-50 additional colleges. We have been writing to the government for a long time now. But we did not get proper intimation,” an official lamented.

Every year, the counselling concludes in August and the classes begin from September 1. School Education Department officials said that the bifurcation of the states has had an impact on the examination. “Nearly three-months of crucial time have been lost due to the delay in counselling. About 220 work hours is required for completing the syllabus.

Now due to the delay, holidays for Sankranthi and Dussehra will be cut. Teachers will be made to run from pillar to post for timely completion of the syllabus,” an official quipped. Surendra Reddy, convener DEECET, said, “Once we receive the list, we will announce the schedule in a couple of days. We are hopeful that we will get the list in day or two,” he informed.

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