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YSR urges Arjun Singh to resolve BITS issue

By Our Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD, JULY 5. The Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, on Monday sought the intervention of the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Arjun Singh, in resolving problems arising out of change in admission procedure of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) at Pilani in Rajasthan.

In a letter sent to the Union Minister, Dr. Reddy urged him to instruct the authorities concerned to follow the admission procedure to BE/ B.Tech courses based on marks obtained in qualifying examination for this academic year (2004-05) and postpone the changes to the next academic year (2005-06). Students and parents were unhappy with the sudden changes after issuing initial notification, he said.

The BITS' first notification issued in April spoke of admission into these courses based on Intermediate examination. Accordingly, students who scored high marks in the Intermediate examination skipped All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE). But in June, it issued another notification in view of the Rajasthan High Court's judgement, changing the admission procedure to ranks obtained in AIEEE conducted by the Centralised Counselling Board (CCB), held on May 20.

Owing to this sudden change, many aspirants felt they were deprived of the chance for selection to BE/B.Tech courses. "It would be legal, fair and reasonable to effect any changes only from next academic year, as the admission process has already been set in motion, this year," Dr. Reddy wrote in the letter.

Our Guntur reporter adds: The writ plea of the students of the Vignan Eductional Institutions here seeking status quo in the procedure followed for the admission into BITS, Pilani, will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the Vignan Chairman, Lavu Rataiah, said here on Monday. Many students from Vignan had not written the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, he observed.

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