APSCHE CET 2019-20 Schedule Released

APSCHE CET 2019-20 Schedule Released – The schedule of the Common Entrance Tests to be conducted by the Andhra Pradesh State Higher Education Council (APSCHE) for the academic year 2019-20 had been announced on January 11, according to a TOI report.

CET 2019

The much-awaited date for the Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test is likely to be held from April 20-24. Since last year, the date had been advanced by two days, when it was conducted on April 22. As per the report the entire CETs will be held in online mode. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, while formally releasing the schedule in Vijayawada was quoted as saying, “The Council has not missed a single date of examination or announcement of results since its inception in 2014, post bifurcation.

What is more, the Council has also made a mobile application, APCETS Neshtam, for the benefit of the candidates. Complete information on the CETS from the schedule to counselling has been loaded in the App. It is more useful for candidates to locate their examination centre. The App is also designed in a student-centric model.”

Two Examinations

Moreover, the two examinations such as APEDCET and AP LAWCET are scheduled to be conducted on the same day of May 6. While APEDCET will be held in the morning session between 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM, the APLAWCET will be held in the post-lunch session between 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM.

Quoting the officials, the report further said that the candidates applying for both the tests will have ample time to attempt them both. Rao further said that there had been a consistent increase in the number of candidates attempting the APEAMET since 2014 and this year, they are expecting over 200,000 applications. The Minister also pointed out that the number of students migrating from AP to other states to pursue Engineering education has dipped as the APSCHE began holding EAMCET early and finishing admissions before August, every year.

The examination dates and timings of seven common entrance tests have also been released, while no changes whatsoever had been made in the varsities that hold the examinations, from 2018. The CETs begin with AP Engineering Common Entrance Test (for B. Tech lateral entry) to be conducted on April 19 and will conclude with AP Physical Education Common Entrance Test to be held from May 8 to 15, the report added.

The National Educational Policy, 1986, recommended that state-level planning and coordination of Higher Education shall be done through councils of Higher Education and that the University Grants Commission (UGC) and these Councils will develop coordinative methods to keep a watch on standards.

The UGC constituted a Committee to make recommendations regarding setting up of State Councils of Higher Education as per the National Policy. The Committee recommended that there is a pressing need for effective machinery for promotion and co-ordination of Higher Education at the state level and coordination of state-level programs with those of the UGC. The UGC has laid down the guidelines for establishing State Councils of Higher Education as recommended by the Committee.

The State Government has accordingly decided to fill the gap by constituting a State Council of Higher Education as recommended in the National Educational Policy of the Government of India and as       recommended by the committee constituted by the UGC

Thus, the AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) came into existence w.e.f. 20.05.1988 through Act 16 of 1988 to advise the Government in matters relating to Higher Education in the State and to oversee its development with perspective planning and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, the first of its kind in the country, set up as per the recommendations of the National Education Policy 1986, is primarily a coordinating body between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the State Government and the Universities.

It is the general duty of the Council to coordinate and determine standards in institutions of Higher Education, Research, Scientific and Technical Institutions in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission from time to time. Act 16 of 1988 envisages three distinct functions (a) Planning and Coordination, (b) Academic Functions and (c) Advisory Functions.

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