Jumbling system, a hard nut to crack for students, management

Not even 50 per cent of Inter colleges have standard laboratories.

Vijayawada: Jumbling system, which is most likely to be implemented for Intermediate practical examinations in the State will be a hard nut to crack for students as well as the management. Thanks to the corporate colleges that give least preference to practical subjects in physics, chemistry, botany and zoology and concentrate only on preparing students for competitive examinations like Eamcet, AIEEE, IIT and others. Practical work is designed with a view to impart hands- on skills to the young students and create awareness about scientific thinking scientific methods of analysis is what the Board of Intermediate describes about its importance in the syllabus of practical syllabus manual for both first and second years.

However, corporate colleges have their own definition for practical curriculum and examinations. Not even 50 per cent of the total Intermediate colleges have standard laboratories and majority of the corporate colleges do not have a room for laboratories. An MPC student in a corporate college makes only two or three visits to the laboratory room during the entire course duration. Such is the way colleges design curriculum.

“In the first year I had visited the physics and chemistry laboratories only once which were in same room. Probably practical examination would be the second time I visit the laboratory” said A. Rakesh, a second year intermediate student of a corporate college.

With this kind of curriculum for practical knowledge, the only option left out for the colleges is lure the invigilators with sops so that each student is given at least 25 marks out of 30 in each subject. This is only possible if the examination is held in own campus. “That is the reason government is insisting on jumbling system. At least then management will focus on providing practical knowledge to the students,” said Regional Inspecting Officer Mr M Rajarao of Board of Intermediate.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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