Delay in completion of EAMCET counselling has resulted in 25 per cent of students seeking admission in other states, former minister Dadi Veerabhadra Rao has said.

Reacting to the reports of Telangana government seeking permission of the Supreme Court to extend deadline for completing EAMCET counselling by October 1, he said that this would mean that the classes could commence only on January 1 and not on August 1 as directed by the Apex Court.

In a statement released here, he termed the move as unfortunate and urged the government to take a decision on fee reimbursement immediately and take up the counselling process to ensure that the classes begin by August 1.

The move by the Telangana government is jeopardising the EAMCET counselling and playing with the lives of engineering students in both States, he said. The uncertainty and delay in counselling last academic year saw 40 per cent students joining engineering course in other states, he pointed out and urged the government to take steps to stop it.

He rued the fact that the Telangana government was not willing to honour the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act which divided the State and created Telangana. The decisions of the Telanagana government were likely affect all the counselling process of all common entrance tests despite the Act mandating that status quo continues for the next 10 years.

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