The common universities of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are clueless over admissions for this academic year, as both the states have failed come to an understanding over conducting common or separate admissions for their share of seats.
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University and Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) which are common for both the states, according to the tenth schedule of AP reorganisation act, are still stuck with the admission notification while all other universities are in the middle of admission process.
About four months ago, the Telugu university which has campuses in both the states sought clarity over admissions from AP and TS governments. They are yet to get clear guidelines for admissions from the governments.
Prof K Thomasaiah, Registrar, Telugu University, said, “Recently we discussed with the AP government, but we didn’t come to any conclusion in the meeting. A final decision may come out in three to four days.”
With no clarity from AP, the BR Ambedkar Open University has already began admission process for students of Telangana. Prof. A Sudhakar, Registrar, BRAOU, claimed, that the AP government didn’t respond to their requests to make a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for common admissions.
In the past, both the states have made few attempts to conduct common admissions for both the universities. But they differed over funding of these institutes. Both the universities which are located in Hyderabad have so far received funds only from Telangana. The AP government didn’t release any grants to these universities after bifurcation.
Recently BRAOU made the first step towards signing an MoU between two states over admission process, but there was no progress. The AP government which recently invited the university officials for discussions has abruptly cancelled the proposed meeting and made no further communication with the officials in this regard.
While both the states continue to maintain their silence over admissions, the students from AP and TS, who are seeking admissions in theses universities, are worried of the inordinate delay.