The Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it will conduct the Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test (EAMCET 2015) on May 10, 2015. The announcement came from no other than the minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao himself.
Rao also announced the schedules of the other common entrance tests (CET). ECET and PECET will be held on May 14, 2015; ICET will be held on May 16, 2015; PGCET on May 25, 2015; EdCET on May 28, 2015;and LawCET on May 30, 2015.
The Andhra government decided to conduct EAMCET of its own after failing to convince the Telangana government to have a common test for both the states.
“Though legal option is available, it might also drag on the issue. The AP Government has decided to conduct EAMCET on its own following requests from students, their parents and students’ organisations, since the students would suffer in future if the entrance test is not held during May,” the Minister said.
In order to ensure that EAMCET 2015 is conducted smoothly, a committee will be formed. The committee will comprise Chancellor of JNTU-K, a Convener appointed by it, representatives from three universities, directors of Technical Education and Medical Education, Secretary of Higher Education, A representative of the A.P. State Council of Higher Education, and Principal of private engineering colleges, as members.
165,000 seats are available in the engineering colleges of the universities and under private management across the state of which, just under 1,17,000 will be filled up under the Convener’s quota.
It is estimated that over two lakh students will appear in the EAMCET this year. The minister also confirmed that those from Andhra who want to join engineering colleges in Hyderabad will require appearing in the EAMCET conducted by the Telangana government on May 14.