Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE) has decided to promote all the undergraduate students across various courses who are studying in the 1st or 2nd year without any detention to the next year. Osmania University informed about the update on its social media page.

The notification reads, “students need to clear the backlogs next year.’’ Regarding the 50% credits rule, the notification said that the rule would not be applicable this year. Under a normal scenario, students need to secure at least 50% credits in order to get promoted in Telangana.

The notification clarified that the exams will be conducted whenever the lockdown is lifted and it is feasible to conduct one, but no students will be detained if they fail to clear a subject.

The final or third year students have to clear all their subjects in order to obtain the degree, clarified the notification. The notification clarified, “Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) Chairman Prof. T Papi Reddy said that although degree examinations will be conducted, no student of I and II years will be detained.”

Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) chairman Prof. T Papi Reddy said degree examinations will be conducted but there will not be detention system for first and second-year students.

“In the prevailing situation, students are stressed and we want to be more student-friendly. The final year students must clear all the exams to get their degree,” he said.

The TSCHE has already issued notifications for the various Common Entrance Tests (CETs) for admissions into professional courses offered by universities and its constituent, and affiliated colleges. These examinations have been postponed and they will be conducted with due consultations with the State government after the lockdown is lifted.

According to the authorities, Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET), and Engineering Common Entrance Test (ECET) will be conducted first as they are not linked to the conventional degree exams. While the CETs that are connected with the degree examinations will be held only after degree exams are completed.

While the engineering colleges are conducting online classes, there are some issues pertaining to conventional degree colleges. The authorities are toying the idea of reducing the syllabus of conventional degree and engineering courses. The examinations may be conducted based on the reduced syllabus and they will not be held online.

The TSCHE chairman warned the private college managements of action if they collect more than fixed fee from the students.