Sole destination for DSC and Teacher Eligibility Tests (TET) facing a grim situation now
The District Selection Committee coaching institutes for teacher posts in Avanigadda mandal headquarters, a hub known for coaching standards to crack the teacher test, have been hit badly due to the ongoing protests for united Andhra Pradesh. The sole destination of students to qualify in the DSC and Teacher Eligibility Tests (TET) is now facing a grim situation as hardly anyone is turning out here to take admission into the institutions, citing several reasons due to the fallout of the protests.
“A whopping 6,000 candidates, including those from Telanagana districts, have completed the 45-day DSC and TET training in August. Now the number of candidates who got admitted for the September-November batch has fallen to 170,” Pragathi Educational Institutes’ Director S. Purna Chandra Rao told The Hindu. While tension prevailed among the parents of the candidates to send their children here in the wake of intensified protests, the candidates are in a state of confusion over the announcement of dates of the DSC notification and TET examination.
“Absence of transportation facilities has also hit the coaching institutes,” said Mr. Purna Chandra Rao. Around a dozen institutes, which are known for grooming students to crack the test for a teacher job, wore a deserted look and the immediate effect was also unpredictable.
‘T’ students leave
“Despite there being no threat to students belonging to Telangana districts, many even left the coaching centres in August, say DSC aspirants.