AP DEECET: 20,000 students future in danger

The future of over 20,000 students in Andhra Pradesh who took admissions in D.El.Ed courses (Diploma in Elementary Education) for the two year course from 2018-20 is at risk due to the negligent attitude of AP government and private D.Ed college managements.

The private college managements gave admissions to over 20,000 students in convenor quota (merit quota) who did not qualify in AP DEECET 2018.

The AP government is refusing to approve these 'illegal admissions'.

The AP High Court also ordered that these admissions are 'invalid'.


NCTE too refused to recognise these admissions and issued show cause notices to D.Ed colleges in AP threatening to cancel their recognitions.

There are nearly 750 D.Ed colleges in AP which have 70,000 seats. As per rules, 80% of the seats are filled by government based on merit secured in AP DEECET and colleges fill 20% seats on their own under management quota.

However, less than 15,000 seats under convernor quota are getting filled.

With this, the managements are filling the vacant convenor quota seats on their own with students who are not qualified in AP DEECET. They are later requesting the state government to approve these admissions and government is approving them . This has been happening since 2008.

But the state government brought GO 30 in 2015 making DEECET qualification mandatory for convenor quota seats. However, it started implementing this GO strictly from 2018-20 batch.

The government refused to conduct exams for these students. With this, the college managements approached AP High Court. The High Court too ordered that DEECET qualification is mandatory.

Over 20,000 students of 2018-20 batch are now questioning the government why did they approve admissions since 2008 in the first place and why only 2018-20 batch students should pay the price now for the negligence of state government and private college managements.