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Goverment Junior colleges start admission drive

Goverment Junior colleges start admission driveA woman lecturer handing over pamphlets to the students at Naidupet in Nellore district
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Even as civic schools in the city that excelled in SSC results and have displayed ‘No Admission’ boards, Government-run colleges located in rural areas also started campaign to persuade students to take admission in their colleges.

Nellore: Even as civic schools in the city that excelled in SSC results and have displayed 'No Admission' boards, Government-run colleges located in rural areas also started campaign to persuade students to take admission in their colleges.

Staff of government colleges are conducting door-to-door drive on par with the corporate colleges giving stiff competition to them explaining about facilities in the colleges, quality faculty members, and education free of cost.

In fact, it is not an official programme. But the lecturers are taking up the drive for improving admissions and competing with private junior colleges that run without standards. Around 37,000 students have appeared for SSC exams in the district during the 2018-19 academic year and the district bagged third place in second-year Intermediate results with 74 pass percentage.

So, they are informing the parents and students of all classes that government colleges are having good faculty members where they can compete with private and corporate colleges. As part of the exercise, faculty members of the government junior colleges have collected details of the students, who have studied SSC in government and private schools in their region and started approaching them personally for informing about the presence of government colleges in their area.

There are 140 private junior colleges in the district that have been giving tough competition to the government colleges in all mandals. Around 4,480 staff members are working in all these private colleges such as teaching and non-teaching staff.

Now, majority villages are witnessing festivals like the situation with visiting lecturers and other staff members from government, private and corporate Colleges. Seelam Satyanarayana, Regional Inspection Officer, Intermediate Board, and District Vocational Education Officer D Venkaiah said that the staff members of all government colleges are taking up special drives in all mandals in the district for admissions.

A principal of a junior college said they will complete the syllabus in all subjects by the end of November and start special coaching to the students, who are weak in subjects.

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