Schedule for first phase of admissions announced by Telangana BIE

Hyderabad: After the alleged goof-up in declaration of exam results, Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education yesterday announced the schedule of admissions for the first phase, into the two-year Intermediate for 2019-20 academic year.

From 21 May, issue of application forms and commencement of admissions in the first phase would begin and classes would commence from 1 June. By 1 July, admissions in the first phase would be completed. The schedule for the second phase of admissions would be communicated in due course, said a release.

When the intermediate exam results were announced on 18 April, errors in bubbling of OMR sheets by examiners and practical marks not displayed in the memos for some geography students was found. Protests by students, their parents, students organisations and several opposition parties erupted across the State over the alleged goof up.

The Opposition congress even alleged that 25 students had committed suicide because of the results. State Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy asked party workers from Hyderabad and neighbouring Ranga Reddy districts to participate in the dharna which is to be held today.

The demands of the opposition parties include paying compensation to the families of those who committed suicides, sacking education minister G Jagadeesh Reddy.

The CPI said in a release that police shifted the leaders of AISF ad AIYF, who were on fast at its office on the Intermediate, to the state-run Gandhi hospital.

NT Bureau