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OU may lose SET accreditation

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Osmania University (OU) may lose the accreditation for conducting State Eligibility Test (SET), if the varsity puts off test scheduled on February 15. According to sources, University Grants Commission (UGC) has permitted the OU to hold the 2014 examination for both the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Students want deferment of test

Hyderabad: Osmania University (OU) may lose the accreditation for conducting State Eligibility Test (SET), if the varsity puts off test scheduled on February 15. According to sources, University Grants Commission (UGC) has permitted the OU to hold the 2014 examination for both the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

An official, who is acquainted with the examination affairs, informed that a section of students want to put off the exam as February 15 happens to be the birthday of a tribal leader. “The UGC had given in a letter that examination must be conducted in the February only. Earlier the examination was put off twice and if the examination is postponed again, the university may lose the accreditation. For the last time, OU will conduct common exam in both the States and several aspirants would be badly affected if test is put off,” the official added.

Another official of the university on anonymity said rescheduling the examinations was taking a toll on the university image and credibility. “Question papers are already prepared and are in the dispatch stage. 218 centres and observers have been allotted for smooth conduct of exam in Telangana and AP. If exam is rescheduled again, getting centres in the both States will be a herculean task as class X and inter exams commence in March.

Above it security of question papers is a major concern. We will write to government to take a decision,” the official said. It may be noted that SET was scheduled on January 4. As Milad un-Nabi fell on the same day, the examination was postponed to February 1. The test was again put off to February 15 as it clashed with GATE and DRDO exams.

1,35,939 lakh candidates from both the States have registered for the test. The university has already announced to download the hall tickets from the www.settsap.org or www.osmania.ac.in. The candidates who qualify the examination are eligible to apply for the teaching posts in the universities.

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