Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The Engineering and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) – 2010 will be held on May 30.

Announcing this at a press conference here on Monday, Minister for Higher Education D. Sridhar Babu announced the dates for all other common entrance tests, including ECET (Engineering Common Entrance Test), ICET (Integrated Common Entrance Test), Ed-CET (Education Common Entrance Test), PGECET (Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test), LAWCET (Law Common Entrance Test), PGLCET (Post Graduate Law Common Entrance Test) and PECET(Physical Education Common Entrance Test). Minister for Technical Education M.V. Ramana Rao too was present during the announcement.

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH) will be responsible for the EAMCET and ECET examinations, while Osmania University will conduct the Ed-CET and PGECET exams. Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati will conduct LAWCET and PGLCET while Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur will conduct ICET and PECET respectively.

Mr. Sridhar Babu said the Common Entrance Test Committee will be formed next week to finalise modalities for the conduct of all the exams, and the EAMCET notification will be issued soon after the committee’s meeting on February 8.

The minister assured that admission counselling would be finished on time and classes would begin by August in engineering colleges.

Chairman of the AP State Council of Higher Education K.C. Reddy informed that the dates have been finalised after taking into consideration the rescheduled Intermediate exams and the dates of various other exams.

Though May 23 was considered for the EAMCET initially, it was changed later in view of the Civil Services exam scheduled on the same day. Similarly, the last exam date for Osmania University’s B.Sc. course was taken into consideration while finalising the dates for ICET and PGECET. Sunday was chosen for EAMCET to preclude delays due to traffic jams, he said.