Telangana Language Pandit Colleges – Common Entrance Test Rules, 2018


(1) These rules may be called the Telangana Language Pandit Training Colleges (Regulation of Admissions into Pandit Training courses through Common Entrance Test) Rules, 2018.

(2) These rules shall apply to all Pandit Training Colleges imparting Pandit Training Courses in the State.

(3) These rules shall come into force from the Academic Year, 2018-19.
2. Definitions:

(1) In these rules, unless the Context otherwise requires.

(a) “Act” means, the Telangana Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Prohibition of Capitation Fee) Act, 1983 (Act No.5 of 1983);

(b) “Admissions and Fee Regulatory Committee” means, the Committee constituted by the Government for regulating the admissions and fixing the fee to be charged from candidates seeking admission into the Private Unaided Minority and Non-Minority Pandit Training Colleges herein after called AFRC;

(c) “Language Pandit Common Entrance Test” (LPCET) means, Examination conducted ‘online’ for assigning ranks or merit in order, to the candidates who appear for the said test, which will be the basis for admission of the candidates into the Language Pandit Training Courses in the Government Colleges of Teacher Education and Private Un-aided Pandit Training Colleges in the State;

(d) “Chairperson” means the Commissioner / Director of School Education, Telangana, Hyderabad. He / she shall also be the Chairperson of the Committee of LPCET;

(e) “Competent Authority” means the Commissioner / Director of School Education, Telangana;

(f) “Committee of LPCET” means the committee empowered to conduct LPCET and to prepare the merit list of the candidates as per the marks obtained in the LPCET for admission into seats in Pandit Training colleges which agree to make admissions into Pandit Training course based on raking in LPCET;

(g) “Convener LPCET for admissions” means a person, not below the rank of Joint Director of School Education, Government of Telangana appointed by the Competent Authority for issue of notification, conduct of LPCET including development of Paper for online test, identifying the agency for receiving online applications and to conduct the online test including appointment of observers in the centres etc., generation of results in consultation with the Committee of LPCET and for the allotment of candidates for admission into Pandit Training Courses in all the Government Colleges of Teacher Education and Category ‘A’ seats in Private Un-aided Non-Minority Language Pandit Training Colleges and Minority Language Pandit
Training Colleges that opted for admissions through Single Window-1 and such other duties as entrusted by the Chairman, Committee of LPCET;

(h) “Convener LPCET-AC for Admissions” means, a person nominated by the Association(s) of Private Unaided Minority Language Pandit Training Colleges for selection and allotment of qualified candidates for admission into Category ‘A’ seats of Minority Language Pandit Training Colleges that opted for Single Window- 2;

(i) “Minority Institution concerned” means the Linguistic or Religious Minority Institution to which such a status is accorded by the Government as per G.O.Ms.No.1, Minorities Welfare Department, dated 16-01-2004 as amended from time to time;

(j) “Eligible Candidate” means the candidate who is eligible for admission as per the eligibility criteria prescribed in these Rules;

(k) “Government” means the State Government of Telangana;

(l) “Inspecting Authority” means the Authority / Officer appointed by the AFRC for inspecting and scrutinizing the admissions of the candidates made in the Un-aided Pandit Training Colleges offering the Language Pandit Training Courses;

(m) “Institutions” means, unless otherwise specifically mentioned, all the Government Colleges of Teacher Education and Private Pandit Training Colleges imparting Pandit Training Courses;

(n) “Minority Candidate” means, a candidate who can be determined as belonging to any particular Minority Community as mentioned in G.O.Ms.No.1, Minorities Welfare (M&R) Department, dated 16.01.2004 as amended from time to time and in G.O.Ms.No.57, School Education (Trg-A1) Department, dated 21.03.2005;

(o) “Minority Pandit Training Colleges” mean, the institutions imparting Pandit Training Courses, established and administered by the Minority Organization concerned and recognized by the Government as such as per G.O.Ms.No.1, Minorities Welfare Department, dated 16-01-2004 as amended from time to time;

(p) “Qualified Candidate” means the candidate who has appeared for the LPCET and has been assigned a rank in common merit list and has eligibility as per the qualifications laid under rule 4;

(q) “Qualifying Examination” means the examination of the minimum qualification which entitles a candidate to seek admission into Language Pandit Training Course as prescribed in rule 4 of these rules;

(r) “Category A seats” means, 80% of the sanctioned intake of the seats in the Private Un-aided Language Pandit Training Colleges to be filled by the Convener LPCET for Admissions or Convener LPCET-AC for Admissions, as the case may be, from the LPCET rank holders in the order of merit as per the eligibility conditions mentioned in rule 4 of these rules;

(s) “Category B seats” means 20% of the sanctioned intake of the seats in Private Un-aided Language Pandit Training Colleges to be filled by the managements of the respective Colleges as per the eligibility conditions mentioned in rule 4 of these rules and subject to approval by the Convener LPCET;

(t) “Single Window System” means, a system by which available seats in all the Institutions (Government Colleges of Teacher Education and Category ‘A’ seats of Un-aided Private Language Pandit Training Colleges) are offered through a Common Centralised Counseling through web based programme to the qualified candidates in the order of merit obtained in the LPCET;

(u) “Single Window-1” means, the group of Institutions opting for the Single Window System operated by the Convener LPCET for admissions from LPCET rank holders. All the seats in all Government Colleges of Teacher Education, Category ‘A’ seats in Private Unaided Non-Minority Language Pandit Training Colleges and Private Un-aided Minority Language Pandit Training Colleges that opted for Single Window-1;

(v) “Single Window-2” means, the Private Un-aided Minority group of Institutions opting for the Single Window System operated by the Convener LPCET AC for Admissions into Category ‘A’ seats of their respective institutions from LPCET rank holders;

(w) “University” means the University as defined in the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (Central Act No.3 of 1956);

(x) “Verification Officer” means, the Principal of DIET of the district / districts concerned as given against the name of the DIET who shall be authorized by the Competent Authority to verify all the relevant documents of the list of LPCET qualified candidates that shall be notified by the Convener of LPCET or LPCET-AC for consideration for admissions.

Name of the existing DIET Districts under its Jurisdiction
Mahabubnagar Mahabubnagar, Wanaparthy, Jogulamba Gadwal, Nagar Kurnool
Ranga Reddy Ranga Reddy, Medchal, Vikarabad
Hyderabad Hyderabad
Medak Medak, Sanga Reddy, Siddipet
Nizamabad Nizamabad, Kama Reddy
Adilabad Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Komram Bheem Asifabad
Karimnagar Karimnagar, Peddapally, Jagityal, Rajanna Siricilla
Warangal Jangaon, Warangal (Urban), Warangal (Rural), Mahaboobabad, Jaya Shankar Bhupalapally
Khammam Khammam, Bhadradri Kothagudem
Nalgonda Nalgonda, Yadadri, Suryapet

“Verification Centre” means, the DIET concerned as shown in the Table at rule 2 (x) where the verification of documents shall be conducted and which shall be notified by the Committee of LPCET.

(2) Words and expressions used but not defined in these Rules shall have the same meaning assigned to them in the Telangana State Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Prohibition of Capitation Fee) Act, 1993 (Telangana State Act 5 of 1983).

3. Allotment of Seats:
(1) Government Colleges of Teacher Education: All the sanctioned intake of seats in Pandit Training Courses in the Government Colleges of Teacher Education shall be filled by the Convener, LPCET Admissions. Such seats shall be allotted to the eligible candidates on the basis of rank obtained in LPCET by following the provisions of rule 6 (A) and Rules of Reservation as laid down in rule 7 hereunder.

(2) Un-aided Non-Minority and Minority Pandit Training Colleges:

(a) The seats allotted in each Un-aided Non-Minority and Minority Pandit Training Colleges under these rules for admission of candidates shall be classified as:

(1) Category-A seats
(2) Category-B seats

(b ) The category-A seats shall be 80% of the sanctioned intake of seats in Pandit Training course in the Un-aided Non-Minority /Minority Pandit Training Colleges, which shall be filled with eligible candidates on the basis of rank obtained in LPCET following the provisions of rule 6 (A) or 6 (B) as the case may be. Rules of Reservation laid down in rule 7 shall be applicable to all the Private Un-aided Non-Minority institutions and the Private Un-aided Minority Institutions that opted for SW – 1 while for the Private Un-aided Minority Institutions that opted for SW – 2 the Rules of Reservation given at rule 7(i) relating to the ‘Local Area’ shall only be applicable.

(c ) The Category-B seats shall be 20% of the total sanctioned intake of seats in Pandit Training Courses in respect of the Private Un-aided Non-Minority and Private Un-aided Minority Pandit Training Colleges, which shall be open for admission to all the eligible candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for admission laid down in rule 4 of these rules.

4. Eligibility criteria for Admission: The eligibility criteria for admission into Pandit Training Courses shall be as mentioned below:

(1) Candidates should be Indian Nationals.

(2) The candidates should satisfy Local / Non-local status requirements as laid down in the Telangana State Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) Order, 1974 as amended from time to time for admission into all seats in Government Colleges of Teacher Education and Category ‘ A ‘ seats in Private Un-aided Non-Minority and Private Un-aided Minority Pandit Training Colleges.

(3) Candidates should have obtained a rank in LPCET conducted for the academic year concerned and should satisfy the educational criteria prescribed for the course as shown at (iv) below. For obtaining a rank, candidate belonging to “OC” and “BC” Communities shall secure 35% marks in LPCET. For Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes there shall be no minimum qualifying marks for allotment of seats reserved under the respective categories. That is to say candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Communities should secure 35% of marks for consideration against seats under open category (OC). Similarly, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Communities should secure 35% of marks for consideration against seats under NCC/ Defence Personnel or their children and spouses / Sports category.

(4) Educational Qualifications:

(a) Telugu Pandit Training Course:
Must possess Graduation with Telugu as one of the Optional subjects / Graduation in Telugu Literature / Bachelor’s Degree in Oriental Language (BOL) in Telugu / Post Graduation Degree in Telugu, from a University recognised by UGC, with minimum 50% marks (In case of SC / ST / BC / Differently abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%).

(b) Hindi Pandit Training Course:
Must possess Graduation with Hindi as one of the Optional subjects / Graduation in Hindi Literature / Bachelor’s Degree in Oriental Language (BOL) in Hindi/Post Graduation Degree in Hindi, from a University recognised by UGC with minimum 50% marks (In case of SC / ST / BC / Differently abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%).

(c) Urdu Pandit Training Course
Must possess Graduation with Urdu as one of the Optional subjects/ Graduation in Urdu Literature/ Bachelor’s Degree in Oriental Language (BOL) in Urdu / Post Graduation Degree in Urdu, from a University recognised by UGC with minimum 50% marks (In case of SC / ST / BC / Differently abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%).

(5) The candidates seeking admission should not be less than 19 years of age as on 1st July of the year of conduct of examination for joining in the Pandit Training Course. There is no upper age limit for admission into Pandit Training Courses.

(6) The minority status of the candidate shall be decided as
mentioned at rule 2 (1) (n) of these rules.

5. Method of Admission:

The general guidelines for the admission of candidates into Government Colleges of Teacher Education and Private Un-aided Colleges offering Pandit Training Course shall be as follows:-

The admissions into all Government Colleges of Teacher Education and Category ‘A’ seats of the Private Un-aided Colleges shall be made through a Single Window System in the order of merit on the basis of the rank assigned in the LPCET and to the extent of the sanctioned seats through Web Based Admission Service provided by the Convener LPCET for Admissions or Convener LPCET-AC for Admissions as the case may be.

(1) Number of candidates to be admitted shall not exceed the limit prescribed to each college by the N.C.T.E. from time to time.
(2) All the seats in Un-aided Minority / Non-Minority Institutions offering Pandit Training Course shall be filled as follows:-

(a) All the Category A seats shall be filled by admitting the candidates as allotted by the Convener LPCET in case of Private Un-aided Non-Minority institutions and in case of Private Un-aided Minority Institutions by the Convener of LPCET/LPCET-AC depending upon the option exercised by the Institutions and as per the Rules applicable as laid down in rule 6 and rule 7 below.
(b) All the category B seats shall be filled by the respective institutions with the eligible candidates as per rule 4 given above. Admissions under B Category shall be done duly following the procedure laid down in rule 6 (5) of these rules.
(c) The Admission of the candidate made in Private Un-aided Non-Minority / Private Un-aided Minority (Under Single Window 1 and 2) Pandit Training Colleges under Category ‘B’ shall be subject to approval by the Convener LPCET Admissions.

(d) The admission of the candidates made in the Un-Aided Non-Minority / Minority Pandit Training Colleges shall be further subject to scrutiny by the Inspecting Authority (I.A) appointed for the purpose.

6. Procedure of Admissions for all the seats in Government Colleges of Teacher Education and for Category ‘A’ seats in respect of Private Un-aided Pandit Training Colleges:

(1) For the purpose of admissions, all the Institutions shall be divided into 2 groups viz.,

(i) Single Window1 (SW-1): Institutions opting for Single Window System to be operated by the Convener, LPCET for Admissions from LPCET rank Holders.

(ii) Single Window 2 (SW-2): Private Un-aided Minority Institutions opting for Single Window System operated by the Convener-LPCET- AC for Admissions into Category ‘A’ seats of Private Un-aided Minority institutions from the LPCET Rank holders.

(2) Each Private Un-aided Minority Pandit Training College shall indicate in writing to the AFRC within the cut-off date specified for that particular year through a Notification as to whether the college would admit students through the Single Window system to be operated by the Convener, LPCET for Admissions (SW-1) or the Convener LPCET-AC for Admissions (SW-2).

(3) The AFRC shall issue a Notification in at least three leading News Papers covering Telugu, English and Urdu languages at least Two weeks before the issue of Notification for admissions through LPCET for any particular year, inviting the managements of all Private Un-aided Minority Pandit Training Colleges to exercise their option for admission by the Convener LPCET for Admissions (SW-1) or the Convener LPCET-AC for Admissions (SW-2). The willing managements of Private Un-aided Minority Pandit Training Colleges having valid Minority Status Certificates and willing to opt for SW-2 shall submit the option within the prescribed time along with the copies of Certificates to the AFRC and the AFRC shall forward the Lists of colleges opting for SW-1 to the Convener LPCET for Admissions and of colleges opting for SW-2 to the Convener LPCET AC for Admissions.

(4) The procedure for admission of the candidates through Single Window System operated by the Convener, LPCET for Admissions (SW-1) and LPCET-AC for Admissions (SW-2) shall be as follows:-

(A) Procedure to fill up seats through SW-1:-

The following category of seats shall be filled up through SW-1

(a) 100% Seats in case of Government Colleges of Teacher Education.

(b) Category ‘A’ seats in Private Un-aided Non-Minority Pandit Training Colleges.

(c) Category ‘A’ Seats in Private Un-aided Minority Pandit Training Colleges that opted for SW-1.

(i) The Committee of Language Pandit Training Common Entrance Test (LPCET) for Admissions shall be constituted by the Competent Authority with the following members to advise the Convener LPCET for Admissions in the matters relating to admissions and such other matters necessary for the smooth conduct of admissions.


About Pavan

Advocate, Journalist and Founder of Telangana Navanirmana Sena From Mahabubnagar, 9502200072, India Email Me -- pavan@tgnns.com

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