Following the Telangana government’s decision to cancel the EamcetII, students who have taken the Andhra Pradesh Eamcet are now making a beeline to grab seats in medical colleges in that state.
With a re-test on the cards in Telangana, thousands of jittery students have pinned their hopes on the AP Eamcet and NEET.The AP web counselling is scheduled to begin from August 6, and many students who have qualified for the same, plan to block their seats in light of the current uncertainty.
“With the Telangana government’s sudden decision, ernment’s sudden decision, we have now decided to block a seat in AP as a backup option. My daughter will re-appear for the Eamcet-III, but we will only let go of the AP seat once we are sure about the Telangana result,“ said Harinath Reddy, father of Sai Sushrutha Reddy, who secured third rank in Telangana Eamcet and 18th rank in AP Eamcet.
Many parents say they prefer sending their children to AP over seeing them go through the stress of writing another test.
“Although we wanted our son to be in Hyderabad with us, we are left with no choice but to consider medical colleges in AP. The government should have debarred stu dents who benefited from the paper leak and let other students go ahead with the counselling process,“ said Arpita Rao, mother of Ankith Reddy, who secured fifth rank in Telangana Eamcet-II.
In a reversal of sorts, students from AP, who apply in droves to Telangana medical colleges, are also now choosing from options in their own state.
“We are extremely frustrated with the Telangana government’s decision. My daughter will not re-appear for Eamcet-III and we have decided to go ahead with her AP rank. We hope to take admission in Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam,“ said Balaji Thappeta, father of Tejaswini Thappeta, who secured seventh rank in Telangana Eamcet-II and 29th rank in AP Eamcet.
Nearly 18,000 students from AP appeared for the Telangana Eamcet-II this year.
Incidentally, AP has more medical and dental seats than Telangana. There are 26 medical colleges, of which 14 are private and 12 are government-run, with a total of 3,950 seats. AP also has 15 dental colleges with 1,350 seats.
Telangana, on the other hand, has 15 private medical colleges and five government ones, with nearly 2,950 seats. It has 1,140 seats in 12 dental colleges.
eenadu news paper 02-08-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net