The Telangana authorities on Tuesday introduced postponement of all the entrance examinations for admission into various courses within the state scheduled to begin from Wednesday.
The federal government submitted an affidavit to this impact within the state excessive court docket, which was listening to a public curiosity litigation petition filed by Nationwide College students Union of India (NSUI) Telangana unit president Venkat Balmoor.
In its affidavit, the state authorities mentioned the choice to postpone all entrance checks was taken within the wake of the proposal to reimpose full lockdown in Hyderabad and surrounding districts attributable to rising variety of optimistic instances for Covid-19.
The entrance checks – Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Entrance Take a look at (EAMCET), POLYCET (entrance for polytechnic courses), Built-in Frequent Entrance Take a look at (ICET for admission into MBA and MCA courses), ECET (Engineering Entrance Take a look at meant for lateral entry for polytechnic college students into engineering courses), PGCET (widespread entrance for publish-graduate courses in various universities), PECET (entrance take a look at for bodily education courses), LAWCET (widespread entrance take a look at for admission into regulation faculties) and EDCET (widespread entrance take a look at for admission into education faculties) had been initially scheduled to be held from July 1.
Within the PIL filed earlier than the excessive court docket on June 9, Venkat questioned the proposal to conduct the entrance checks at a time when the depth of Covid-19 is at its peak within the state.
The excessive court docket questioned as to the way it may hear the arguments at a time when there are studies that the federal government was planning to re-impose lockdown in Hyderabad and surrounding districts to include the virus unfold.
The excessive court docket requested the federal government whether or not there have been any plans to impose lockdown within the state. The advocate normal, showing for the state authorities sought a while until afternoon to submit the affidavit.
Later within the afternoon, the federal government submitted the affidavit saying all the examinations have indefinitely been postponed.
The state authorities had already cancelled the Class 10 examinations and declared all the scholars handed based mostly on their inner evaluation marks.