The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) today announced the dates for three out of the state's seven Common Entrance Tests (CETs), which are conducted for admissions into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
TSCHE Chairman Papi Reddy stated that the government had taken steps to conduct the CETs amidst the pandemic, and that the dates for three of the seven CETs were being released today while dates for the remaining four would be released at a later date.
"While the Telangana State Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (TSEAMCET) will be conducted from July 5 to July 9, the Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test (ECET) is to be conducted on July 1. Also, the Post Graduate Engineering Entrance Test (PGECET) is to be held on June 20. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) rector A Govardhan has been appointed as convener of the EAMCET, and JNTUH Professor Venkatramana Reddy will serve as the convenor of the ECET. Osmania University professor Laxminarayana has been chosen as convenor of the PGECET," Reddy said.
"As for the other CETs, Kakatiya University professor Raji Reddy has been chosen as convenor of the Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TSICET), and Osmania University professor A Ramakrishna as convenor of the Telangana State Education Common Entrance Test (TS-EdCET), for the year. Professor G B Reddy will be the convenor of both the Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test (TSLCET) and the PG Law Common Entrance (PG-LAWCET). Further, Mahatma Gandhi University professor V Satyanarayana will serve as the convenor of the Telangana State Physical Education Common Entrance Test (TSPECET)," he added.
As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, both teachers and students have had to deal with many unprecedented challenges over the past year - new teaching-learning processes had to be devised so that syllabus could be transacted through the months-long nation-wide lockdown. This had led to much uncertainty among the exam takers in the state.
Taking cognisance of the increased pressures on the students, the state's education department recently announced that the syllabus for the TSEAMCET this year would be reduced slightly
. While the entire course taught during the intermediate first year will be tested, only 70% of the second year course will be included in the exam.