Telangana: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of educational institutions is reported to be opposing the move to conduct EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test).
With JAC’s refusal to grant permission, the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) will soon have to make some alternative arrangements
The reason given by the JAC is apparent on the issue. The committee is unhappy over the recent decision by the state government to conduct raids on private institutions.
JAC has reported an indefinite strike on the matter starting this week. There demand is on a single track to the CM to stop the government from sending police teams to conduct inspections on educational institutes. Failing which, they have made it clear on their non-participation in spot valuation at degree colleges or conducting semester exams for the Engineering students.
Therefore, JAC, formed by Intermediate, degree and professional colleges, have taken a collective decision to boycott all exams and also, withdraw their permission to use their institutions as the centre for exams for EAMCET.
Speaking to Express, Dr. K Ramdass, co-convener of JAC, made it clear that no private institution will lend its space to the government to conduct entrance exams.
“On April 21, over one lakh students are expected to write the Polycet exam. Of the 288 exam centres, 209 belong to private colleges and we are not going to lend our space to the government. If the government does not wake up and withdraw the decision to conduct inspections sending vigilance teams, even constable, Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), and EAMCET exams will face the same fate,” he stated.
TSCHE chairman T Papi Reddy when asked how they can make alternative arrangements when a majority of the colleges in the state are private, he said that government schools will be used. “If required, we will use government schools and other buildings. We have Plan A, B and C and exams will go on as per schedule.”