As many as seven student organisations have called for a shutdown of
schools in the state on Wednesday, July 1, to protest against the TRS
government’s education policy paralysis.
is the second shutdown called by student organisations in the state in
less than two weeks, as they are up in arms against the Telangana
Rashtra Samiti government for not keeping pre-election promises.
student organisations — PDSU, SFI, AISF, TVV, PDSU(T), AIDSO and AIFDS —
have called for the shutdown of all schools on Wednesday.
their demands is the immediate announcement of a policy document on the
KG to PG free education scheme and regulation of private school fees.
Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao promised KG to PG free education but
nothing has been done till now. In the one year since the formation of
Telangana, this government has done nothing for education,” said A.
Ashok, PDSU general secretary for TS.
outfits are also asking for regulation of private school fees and
strengthening of the public school structure, both of which they say the
government is not willing to do.
Student organisations also warned schools not to remain open on Wednesday.
Several schools were forced to close by student organisations the last time they had called for a shutdown.
There was further embarrassment for the Central Board of Secondary
Education and the Joint Seat Allocation Authority as the former could
not release JEE Main ranks even by Tuesday evening.
in a statement late on Tuesday night, the CBSE said that the ranks have
been compiled and handed over to NIT Patna for counselling purpose.
can check their ranks after 12 noon on JEE Main or CBSE results
website. Counselling for admissions to IITs and NITs couldn’t begin even
on Tuesday as scheduled by the JoSAA a day earlier. After this, the
JoSAA also didn’t release a fresh schedule as yet.
was expected that the JEE Main ranks would be released on Tuesday at
least considering the JoSAA had deferred Web counselling from Monday to
Tuesday i.e. by only one day. Much to its chagrin, JoSAA has no choice
now but to revise the schedule for the third time.
The deadline for state boards to send Class XII marks of students was set for June 25 and almost a week has passed.
CBSE chairman Satbir Bedi also didn’t respond on being asked when the ranks would be released.
counselling was originally set to begin from June 25 but was delayed as
JEE Main ranks couldn’t be released. In a revised schedule, the JoSAA
said counselling would begin from June 29 which was revised for the
second time pushing it to June 30. However the second revision could
also not be adhered to.
This year the JoSAA is holding joint simultaneous counselling for admissions to IITs, NITs and other central institutions.
Tuesday, even as the JEE Main ranks were not released, the JoSAA didn’t
release any clarification as to when the counselling could begin.
Hyderabad: First phase of Web counselling for the Telangana Eamcet is likely to begin from July 6 and end on July 13.
Entry of options online would be allowed from July 6 till July 9 and July 10 would be provided for change of options.
final allotments would be announced on July 13. However, the official
schedule is to be released by the Telangana State Council of Higher
Education (TSCHE) in a day or two.
Hyderabad High Court had earlier directed authorities to hold
counselling from July 6 and begin academic sessions from August 1, as
per the Supreme Court’s guidelines.
counselling was to begin much earlier, it was delayed as engineering
colleges approached the High Court against the JNTU-Hyderabad giving
them just one day to rectify deficiencies pointed out by the varsity.
with private engineering colleges planning to approach the High Court
again, it remains to be seen if the planned counselling schedule will
“As the High Court had
earlier directed, we are planning to begin first phase counselling on
July 6 and announce allotments on July 13,” a senior Telangana State
Council of Higher Education said.
will hold a meeting on this n Wednesday or Thursday and then released
the schedule officially. But colleges are planning to go to court so we
have to see what happens,” the official added.
students of Loyola Academy were suspended for seven days by college
authorities after a street fight at a tea stall outside the campus
between seniors and juniors was caught on CCTV camera.
On June 18,
two degree students from the electronics department belonging to third
year and second year had an argument on campus over juniors not showing
enough respect to seniors. The argument continued at a tea stall outside
the campus which led to an all-out brawl between seniors and juniors.
Scared locals even alerted the police.