A. LOCAL CANDIDATES:
The university strictly follows the rule of reservation as per the government norms and ensures the strict adherence to the reservations to various categories.
Admissions into various courses of study shall be made on the basis of TUCET/OU Common Entrance Test (Conducted by the Osmania University, Hyderabad) rank and eligibility criteria subject to the rule of reservation. In every course of study 85% of the available seats are reserved in favour of the local candidates from the districts of Nizamabad and Adilabad. The reservation however, does not apply to any course of study in which the total number of available seats does not exceed three. While determining the number of seats reserved in favour of local candidates, any fraction of a seat is counted in favour of local candidates provided there is at least one unreserved seat for which locals and non-locals compete.
1. A candidate shall be regarded as a local candidate in relation to a local area (OU); If he/she has studied in an educational institution or educational institutions in such local area for a period of not less than four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or first appeared in the relevant qualifying examination as the case may be OR Where, during the whole or any part of the four consecutive academic years in which he/she appeared, or first appeared in the relevant qualifying examination, he/she has not studied in any educational institutions, if he/she resided in that local area for a period of not less than four years immediately preceding the date commencement of the relevant qualifying examination in which he/she appeared, or first appeared, as the case may be.
2. A candidate who is not regarded as local candidate under clause (1) above in relation to any local area shall if he/she has studied in the educational institutions in the state for a period of not less than seven consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination as the case may be, be regarded as a local candidate in relation to (i) such local area where he/she has studied for the maximum period out of the period of seven years; or (ii) where the period of his/her study in two or more local areas is equal, such local area where he/she studied last in such equal periods. if during the whole or any part of the seven consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or first appeared for the relevant qualifying examinations, he/she not studied in the educational institutions, in any local candidate in relation to (i) such local area where he/she has resided for the maximum period out of the said period of seven years; or (ii) where the period of his/her residence in two or more local areas is equal, such local area where he/she has resided last in such equal periods.
The remaining 15% of unreserved seats can be competed by the categories mentioned below:
a) All candidates defined as "locals" of Osmania University area, and b) The following categories of candidates who are defined as "Non-locals" for the present purpose: (i) All candidates, who are locals for Andhra University, Sri Venkateswara University, areas. (ii) Candidates who have resided in the State of Andhra Pradesh for a total period of ten years, excluding periods of study outside the state; or either of whose parents have resided in the state for a period of ten years, excluding periods of study outside the state; or either of whose parents have resided in the State for a period of ten years excluding periods of employment outside the state (iii) Candidates who are spouses/children of those in the employment of the State or Central Government, public sectors corporations, local Bodies, universities Educational Institutions recognized by the government and similar state or quasi Government institutions with the state. A certificate to that effect from the Head of the Institution or Department should be enclosed.
B.OTHER CATEGORIES OF RESERVATION :
The allocation of the percentage of seats as detailed below is as per G.O.MS No. 184, Education (EC-2) Department, dated 20-8-1993, G.O.M.S.No. 116 SW(CV-1) dated 10-12-1999 and G.O.M.S.No.91 dated 23-12-2004 as amended upto date :
(a) Scheduled Castes (SC): 15%; Scheduled Tribes (ST):6%; Backward Classes (BC): 29%; (A-7%, B-10%, C-1%, D-7%, E-4%)
(b) NCC: 1%; Sports: 0.5%; Children of Armed Personnel (CAP): 2%
(c) PH: 3% of seats be filled by following horizontal method of reservation i.e.3% within each category. This rule of reservation is as per the G.O.M.S.No. 339, Education (EC-2) Department dated 15-12-1999. In the absence of suitable PH Candidates in the respective categories, these seats will be filled-in with other candidates of the same category.
(d) 33.33% of the seats in each course shall be reserved in favour of women candidates in each category. This rule of reservation shall not be applicable if women candidates selected on merit in each category form 33.33% or more of the seats therein.
(e) 5% supernumerary seats i.e.2 seats in each course are available to candidates belonging to other states.
(f) To consider a candidate under other states category, the candidate should have studied in any state other than A.P.
(g) 15% Supernumerary seats are available to foreign students in each course as per the D.O.No. F1-30/94 (CPP-11) of UGC subject to their eligibility. Such candidates need not appear for the Entrance Test. Their applications will be considered under separate fee structure applicable to foreign students.
(h) In the absence of eligible women candidates in categories of SC, ST, BC Groups A, B, C, D, E, CAP, NCC, PH and Sports, those seats will be filled in with men candidates of the same category. (G.O.M.S.No. 184, dt: 20-8-1993);
C.PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION TO RESERVED SEATS:
SC, ST and BC (A, B, C, D, and E) seats will be filled as per the order of merit (Rank in each category) In case of special reservation University will constitute expert committees with competent authorities and they will fix the priority.
NCC: The Seats under NCC Category will be considered in the following order of priority: (Lr. No. APSCHE.UM-651.UNI.Gen/2001 dt. : 22-11-2001
Priority-1: NCC cadet participants at international level selected for the youth exchange programme.
Priority-2: NCC cadet participants at National level in the following order of priority: i) Republic day camp at New Delhi, ii) All India Thal Sainik camp/NAU Sainik camp/Vayu Sainik Camp for Republic day banner competition, iii) National Integration camp at A&N Islands, iv) Participants of parajumps/Skydiving/ Mountaineering at National level /Medal winners at national shooting competition with national Rifle Association/Award winner in NCC games at national level.
Priority-3: i) Participants of RD parade at State level, ii) Participants of Independence Day parade at state level. (Priority with in the selected category will be given to C, B, A, Certificate holders in that order) Note: 1) If there are two or more candidates in any sub-category, the admission will be made based on the TUCET rank. 2) The relevant certificate should have been obtained by the candidate during the study for the qualifying examination.
The candidate should have participated in Sports at least at University level during their study for the qualifying examination. The seats will be filled as per the following order of preference:
(i) Represented the country and participated at international level;
(ii) Represented the state and participated at All-India level;
(iii) Represented the university and participated at Inter-University level.
No extra weightage shall be given to candidates for representation in more than one game or sport or representation for more than once in the same game or sport. The priority will be decided based on the highest entitlement from among the priorities admissible to a particular candidate based on his/her representation in different games/sports. Participation in the following games and sports only shall be considered under this category duly certified by recognized sports bodies or associations: Cricket, Football, Hockey, Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Tennis, Kabadi, Shuttle, Badminton, Ball-Badminton, Table Tennis, Athletics, Swimming, Weight Lifting, Wrestling, Boxing, Gymnastics, Kho-Kho, Hand Ball, Chess, Cycling, Rowing, Body Building, Shooting, Squash Roquette and Tike Wonda. Candidates applying under sports category shall have to produce the following documents:
1. Certificate issued by a recognized sports body or association.
2. Duly attested Photostat copy of the letter of the concerned institution which has directed the candidate to participate at the sports or games events along with other participants of the team.
3. Group photos or paper cutting, if any, as a proof of participation of the candidate at the sports or games events.
PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (PH)
The University will constitute a committee with medical experts to assess the extent of handicap and the suitability of the candidate to pursue the course to which admission is sought. The decision of the Committee in the matter shall be final. The committee will decide the priorities in accordance with the provisions of G.O.MS No. 339 Education (EC-2) Department dated 15-12-1999 and as per the letter No. C2/4633/2000 dt. 28-9-2000 of the commissioner, Disabled welfare & State Commissioner under persons with Disability Act 1995, Hyderabad. As per the provisions of G.O. 3% of the seats are reserved horizontally for physically handicapped in each group in the following cyclic order.(i) 1% for visually Handicapped (ii) 1% for Hearing Impaired and (iii) 1% for Orthopedically Handicapped.
(1) The above reservation shall be rotated in cyclic order as follows: (a) if candidates in Visually Handicapped category are not available, the vacancy can be filled up by the candidate in the category of Hearing impaired; (b) If hearing impaired candidates are also not available, the vacancy can be filled up by the candidates in the Orthopaedically Handicapped category.
(2) In case, Physically Handicapped candidates are not available among the three categories mentioned above, the unfilled vacancies shall be filled with other candidates on the basis of merit in the respective categories.
(3) The candidates with the following defects shall not be eligible for admission :
(a) Mentally retarded;
(b) Deaf and Dumb;
(c) Chronic Heart, lung, kidney, liver diseases;
(d) Muscular Dystrophy.
CHILDREN OF ARMED PERSONNEL (CAP):
Candidates claiming reservation under this category should submit the certificate issued by the concerned authority. Admissions will be made from among the eligible candidates qualified at TUCET/ OU CET in the order of priority as decided by the experts committee.