Telangana had earlier cut off Telugu University's campuses located in AP in between the academic year

Relief for four lakh students as Telangana to reopen BRAOU Telugu UniversityFile photo: Facebook/Telangana CMO
news Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 07:36

The Telangana government on Tuesday agreed to open study centres of Telugu University and BR Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) in Andhra Pradesh, the Times of India reported.

The decision was taken at a meeting attended by the chief secretaries of both the states, in Hyderabad.

The Telangana government has agreed to issue orders, reopening study centres in Andhra Pradesh and also clearing the salary dues of the faculty of study centres in AP. 

This puts an end to the troubles of nearly four lakh students in Andhra Pradesh, who faced an uncertain future after the TDP government issued orders to BRAOU to stop operations in the state.

The battle between the two states started after Andhra's Government Order (GO) on June 16, asking heads of 104 institutions under Schedule X to transfer bank balances belonging to the undivided state to its own treasury, or any nationalized bank in the state.

The Telangana government was not prepared to accept this and immediately invoked the AP reorganization act which stated that listed institutions which were not apportioned within a year of the division, would be part of the state in which they are located.

Citing this, the Telugu University headquartered in Hyderabad sent an order on August 19, to stop the functioning of the university's campuses located at Rajahmundry, Srisailam and Kuchipudi in AP, in the middle of the academic year in spite of instructions from the governor.

The BRAOU also stopped payment of salaries to the staff working in its study centres in AP since July.

After a long court battle between the two states, this agreement is a welcome change for the students and the staff currently in the study centres.

The two states also discussed other long-pending issues, including power dues, and agreed to resolve it amicably, during Tuesday's meeting.

Read - Explainer: How University students have been caught in stand-off between AP and Telangana govts

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