In view of the ongoing agitation for separate Telangana, thousands of students of 300 engineering colleges and 98 MBA institutions affiliated to JNTU face the prospect of losing one academic year. So is the case of students in colleges affiliated to OU.
JNTU and OU officials admit that if the current situation continues for another 15 days, nothing can be done to salvage the year. If the exams are not held soon, the students will have to forego a whole year as they will be behind schedule.
However the agitating students are ready to forego this academic year for separate statehood and are calling 2010 as the Telangana Saadhana Year.