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No practicals in Inter first year!

No practicals in Inter first year!
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No Practicals in Inter First Year. While the schedule for Intermediate practical examinations has been released, students in Telangana are worried...

  • Colleges holding conducting practicals for two years at one go
  • Students left high and dry

Hyderabad: While the schedule for Intermediate practical examinations has been released, students in Telangana are worried over the examinations thanks to college managements for their callous attitude towards both the students and exams.

Students have to undergo separate practical training in physics, chemistry, botany and zoology in both the first and second year. However the norm is not being followed by several colleges in the State. The rank hungry rich colleges have mooted their own curriculum and have just commenced two years of practical exams at the end of the second year.

“Students have to be taught practicals in their respective classes of study. However, if it is followed, they will fall short of time for preparing for competitive exams like IIT Mains, EAMCET and hence we start practicals at the end of the second year. We know that it’s a violation, but we can’t help as it’s a management decision,” explained a principal of a corporate college who was unwilling to be quoted.

The irony is that students in colleges are unaware about practicals in the first year.

“We are not aware of the fact that there are practicals in the first year. The practical classes began just 10 days ago and teachers are in hurry to finish the classes as exams are just two months away,” said J Gireesh, a second year student.

Non-implementation of the jumbling system in the examination has come as a blessing in disguise for colleges and this year too there would not be jumbling system in examinations. To bring about quality in examination, Prof. Dayaratnam Committee had proposed the jumbling system. The committee felt that if examinations were held in respective college laboratories, there might be high chances of favouritism. It also felt that a student’s practical knowledge should be tested outside and by external examiners. However, so far the recommendation put forward by the committee has been put in cold storage.

“In the absences of a jumbling system, practical tests happen in the college itself. We are told by junior lectures that grades will be awarded by them only,” said N Srikanth, an intermediate student.

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