Eamcet is a waste of time and resources: Hari Babu
It goes without saying that Eamcet has lost its significance. There is an engineering seat for each and every applicant in the State. The conduct of...
It goes without saying that Eamcet has lost its significance. There is an engineering seat for each and every applicant in the State. The conduct of the entrance exam is a mere waste of time and resources,” said BJP State President MP Kambhampati Hari Babu. He was speaking at a discussion on ‘Cancellation of Eamcet’ organised by the Engineering Colleges Management Association on Saturday.
“If engineering admissions are conducted based on the marks obtained by students in the core subjects of intermediate, it will help save everybody’s time. This is followed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. If the same is implemented here it will solve the problems of private engineering colleges,” Babu, who is also an MP, elaborated.
Kambhampati added, “The entrance test has become a controversial issue in Andhra Pradesh with the Telangana State government's decision to hold its own entrance test for engineering and medical college admissions.” Talking about the major problem faced by engineering graduates, he said, “Graduates churned out by engineering colleges in the State do not have the requisite skills and their standards are far below the benchmark.
In the absence of clarity on the entrance test issue, many students are getting attracted by deemed universities in the State. Some of them are opting for engineering colleges in neighbouring States.” Hari Babu divulged that he had first opposed the conduct of the entrance test way back in 2002 and still stood firm on his decision.
“The State government should convene a meeting with the management of engineering colleges, lecturers, student activists and parents to take a favourable decision on engineering college admissions benefiting all the stakeholders,” he added. Gadde Rajling of Lingaya’s Institute, Sunflower Group’s managing director M Punnam Raju, representatives of engineering colleges, lecturers, students and parents attended the discussion.