In the year 2014, a new state of India was born: Telangana. With Hyderabad as its capital, Telangana is not only a historically rich state but it also houses some of the most popular and ancient universities of India. In short, Telangana is one stop destination to pursue higher studies.
Colleges, universities, research institutes in Telangana, for example Osmania University, Kakatiya University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Indian Institute of Technology to name a few, offer graduate, post-graduate and doctoral courses in various disciplines like engineering, medicine, nursing, humanities, agricultural sciences, law, science, etc.
In the following article we shall see how Telangana can prove to be an ideal option for higher studies:
Know the Council: TS CHE
No, this is not a Gujrati word but it is the name of the Council: Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE). Be prepared to read a lot of acronyms starting with TS followed by short-forms of the exam or the council!
So, coming back to the Council, TSCHE is an important part of the Government of Telangana that looks after the Higher Education in Telangana. One of the main jobs of the TSCHE is to ensure that entrance exams or Common Entrance Tests (about which you are going to read below) for admission to various disciplines are carried out in a timely manner.
Currently, the council consists of members who are also vice-chancellors of popular universities in Telangana like Satavahana University, Osmania University, Telangana University, Mahatma Gandhi University and Palamuru University.
List of ‘Higher Education’ Centres
Telangana is full of universities, private colleges, research institutes that offer undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral courses in multiple disciplines. In the following table, one can view list of Universities which will provide higher studies options in Telangana.
Please note that most of these universities are present in Hyderabad only. This is because, Hyderabad is considered to be an important centre of learning, not only in Telangana but also the whole of South India:
|UNIVERSITIES IN TELANGANA|
|Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural UniversityDr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Hyderabad
English and Foreign Languages University
GITAM University Hyderabad Campus
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC)
Mahatma Gandhi University
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
NALSAR University of Law
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University
Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies
Symbiosis International University
University of Hyderabad
Here come the CET’s
Whether you choose undergraduate, post-graduate course in any discipline, TSCHE will make sure that you clear the common entrance test, designed for a specific discipline. They have a list of Common Entrance Exams which if cleared will guarantee your admission to a particular college of a particular field in the state of Telangana only.
To give you an idea, Telangana State Council for Higher Education conducts 8 Common Entrance Exams: TS EAMCET, TS ECET, TS EDCET, TS ICET, TS LAWCET, TS PGLCET, TS PECET, TS PGECET. So, these may seem like bunch of alphabets clubbed together, but if you be patient with us, these exams are pretty easy to understand:
TSEAMCET: Telangana State Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test or the TS EAMCET is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad on behalf of TSCHE. This test is for admission to Engineering (E), Agriculture and Medical (AM) undergraduate courses like B.E/ B.Tech., B.Pharm., B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.F.Sc., B.Sc. (agriculture/horticulture), BAMS, BHMS, BNYS etc.
There is a TSEAMCET-II also which is conducted for admission to only MBBS and BDS medical courses.
TSECET: Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test is conducted by JNTU for lateral entry or 2nd year entry to B.E./B.Tech., B.Pharmacy courses. Only B.Sc (Mathematics) degree holders and Diploma holders can apply for this exam.
TSEDCET: Telangana State Education Common Entrance Test is for admission to 2 year regular B.Ed course in Telangana. This exam is conducted by Osmania University on behalf of TSCHE.
TSICET: Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test is for admission to M.B.A and M.C.A courses in Telangana. This entrance test is conducted by Kakatiya University on behalf of TSCHE.
TSLAWCET: Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test is conducted for admission to 3 year and 5 yea LL.B Regular course in Telangana. This exam is also conducted by Kakatiya University on behalf of TSCHE.
TSPGLCET: Telangana State PG Law Common Entrance Test is an exam for admission to LL.M Courses in Telangana. The exam is conducted by Kakatiya University on behalf of TSCHE.
TSPECET: Telangana State Physical Education Common Entrance Test is conducted by Osmania University on behalf of TSCHE for admission to 2 year B.P.Ed and 2 year D.P.Ed course.
TSPGECET: Telangana State Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test is also conducted by Osmania University on behalf of TSCHE for admission to post-graduate courses in Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy and Technology (ME / M.Arch/ M.Pharmacy/M.Tech.) and undergraduate Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate) course.
In concluding, there is some course of some level (graduate and post-graduate) for everyone in Telangana. Students simply have to pick a course, be eligible for it of course, and sit for the TS CET (one which fits the course of their choice). The choice is entirely on the students. So which higher study option in Telangana will you choose?