Aspirants fear losing scholarship money amid delay in Osmania University’s PGECET counselling

The delay in the counselling process of post graduate courses in Osmania University has become a cause of worry of students. The counselling process has been on hold for three months when it started on July 20. It has been assumed that further delay might lose the scholarship money of post graduate aspirants.

The first and foremost reason for the delay of counselling process is that Telangana’s government has not yet finalised the fees of M.Tech, M Pharmacy, and M Architecture. This procrastination of government is putting the counselling process on hold and creating uneasiness for thousands of students.

The Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (PGECET) was held by Osmania University on 29th May for admission into M Tech, M Pharmacy, and M Architecture courses. As per normal process, the counselling process would have been started from 20th July and the admission process would also have been completed. But, the government has not yet approved the fees of post graduate courses as directed by Telangana Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (TAFRC).

Besides the late process of admission, this delay is also a concern for the scholarship of postgraduate students. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has a provision to provide a stipend of 12,000 rupees to GATE and GPAT rankers. And, the deadline to submit details to AICTE is 15th September so students are sensing the fear of losing the scholarship.

While some sources are saying the fee structure will be announced this week, the students are continuously visiting the official website of PGECET hoping the counselling might open soon.

Many of the students are from low-income family so the scholarship matters a lot for them. Also, the course is getting delayed which is a waste of the valuable time. At this stage, the government should consider these concerns of students and try to declare the fee structure as soon as possible.

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