Hyderabad: There will be no jumbling system for Intermediate practical exams this year, and students can take their practical exams in their own colleges as in earlier years.
The jumbling system is being implemented for theory exams since long, wherein students are allotted to exam centres in other colleges to check irregularities.
Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, who holds the education portfolio, said the decision was taken to avoid the jumbling system this year following representations received from students and parents, who expressed the fear that the new system brought in at the last minute would result in confusion among students and affect their performance.
Mr Srihari said the jumbling system would be implemented from the next academic year.
The government has been trying to implement the jumbling system in practical exams since 2008, but is going back every time under pressure from the strong corporate and private colleges lobby.
The Dayaratnam committee appointed by the government in the early 2000s had pitched for the jumbling system in practicals on the ground that the colleges were resorting to favouritism by awarding cent per cent marks to their students though they were not performing properly in the practical exams.
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