A sudden cloudburst at 12.30 p.m here caught students who appeared for AIEEE examinations unawares. Traffic snarls in the town further compounded their misery .
Students appearing for AIEEE at B.H College at Brodipet were forced to write the examinations in complete darkness as the college failed to provide a generator. As angry parents confronted the college management, police stepped in and quelled further trouble.
Guntur is among the three centres, Warangal and Tirupati being the other two, to have been listed as off line centres for the common entrance test for admission in National Institute of Technologies (NIT). More than 30,000 students from different parts of the State appeared in the examination held in 60 centres.
Pathetic in Warangal
Warangal Staff Reporter adds: The district headquarters was under seize. The assault on the infrastructure that came in the way of 36,000 outstation students who arrived in town to appear for the AIEEE with their parents exposed the unpreparedness of the district administration clearly.
The students slept wherever they could find space – on bus tops, under the trees, cars and others on empty spaces of buildings all over. There was no accommodation as all the lodgings and guest houses were booked one month ahead of the examination. Hundreds and thousands of cars that swarmed the town choked every visible road and despite being Sunday, traffic snarls were witnessed all over. According to rough estimate, at least there were 10,000 cars in the tri-cities on Sunday that came from other places.
About 36, 600 students from across the State came here with their parents, guardians. The test was held in two-shifts at 69 examination centres spread across the tri-cities. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)’ decision to conduct the test in only three cities in the State has created untold misery to students and parents as well. Many students found it difficult to reach their ceas there was no proper transport. They also found it difficult to secure food and water. Managements of some colleges like Adarsha Law college voluntarily came forward offering free accommodation to students for the day. College correspondent B. Vidyasagar said he was moved by the plight of the students coming from different corners of the State.