Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University which is also known as Telangana Open University or Andhra Pradesh Open University has stopped functioning leaving the future of nearly four lakh students in dark. AP government had issued orders to the university to stop operations in the state due to some complaints which were filed against the University earlier.
Prof. Ch. C. Prasad, assistant director of university’s regional coordination centre at Vijayawada said, “These students will lose their academic year within a week and these students cannot complete their courses.” Further he has alleged that the root cause of the shutdown is that there is no co-operation between Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and central government. The lack of cooperation among all of them in some way or the other is affecting the career of associated students.
Students associated with this public university, whose future now seems to be uncertain are still living with a hope that the government might permit university to admit these students in present academic session so that they complete their courses. High Court has ordered the Telangana government to continue running the 92 study centres so as to help students.
As per the reports, court has asked respective state government to pay the salary of employees associated with the university, whether teaching staff or non-teaching staff. From the sources it has been revealed it has been three months since the government had stopped paying the salaries to both teaching staff and non-teaching staff. As per the data analysis, somewhere around 50 regular and 450 outsourced employees are working at 92 centres who have not received their salaries following the government’s decision.
It was also reported that the result of the entrance examinations conducted by university for academic session 2015-16 are also pending.
The reports add that the result of first, second and third year degree exam results were announced but no new admission will be offered for the courses next year. Even students who had arrears in their marks were denied a chance to write the exams again. It’s not the case with only under graduate students, the same is being faced by post graduate students too. Even the university administrative staff at Hyderabad campus is not ready to process and issue the certificates to students from Andhra Pradesh who have completed their course.