'Rain relief': Telangana Agriculture EAMCET postponed
The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) on Wednesday postponed the agriculture stream of EAMCET, scheduled to be held on Thursday and Friday.
HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) on Wednesday postponed the agriculture stream of EAMCET, scheduled to be held on Thursday and Friday. The decision was taken in view of the unabated spell of heavy rains across the state and pre-empt any inconvenience to students.
However, the engineering stream of EAMCET, slated to be held on July 18, 19 and 20, remain unaffected. These entrance tests will be held as per schedule, TSCHE Chairman Prof. Limbadri stated in a press release. New dates for the agriculture stream would be announced later, the release said.
"In view of forecast made for incessant rains in the state for next three days and further review of the present situation, the State Council of Higher Education decided to postpone the conduct of TS EAMCET (AM)-2022 and rescheduled dates will be intimated later.
However, the conduct of TS EAMCET-2022 for engineering stream will be conducted as per the schedule notified earlier i.e., from 18th July to 20th July 2022," the statement read.
Telangana, along with several other states, has been reeling under the impact of incessant rains over the last one week, which has thrown normal life out of gear. As a result, authorities were struggling at several places to make the necessary arrangements for a hassle-free conduct of the agriculture stream of EAMCET.
Even student unions have been strongly opposing it, maintaining that students would find it extremely difficult to travel to examination centres from far-off places under heavy rains. Realising the prevailing mood, the TSCHE promptly deferred the entrance tests scheduled for July 14 and 15, providing some relief to the students.
This year, a total of 1,71,945 students have applied to sit for the engineering stream of EAMCET while 94,150 others are in the fray for ranks in agriculture and medical streams.