Huge demand for Gurukul and Junior Inter seats, says AP welfare minister

Vijayawada: Parvata Janavai from Anantapur won the first rank with a 100 per cent score --50 marks out of 50 – as results of the Social Welfare Gurukula Vidyalaya entrance examination were released on Tuesday.

The examinations were conducted for admissions in 5th class and junior Intermediate in Gurukula system, social welfare minister Merugu Nagarjuna said while releasing the results in Kollur, Bapatla district. Three students contested for each seat in SC Gurukul.

He said there has been a huge competition for seats in the gurukuls. There are 14,940 seats in fifth class, for which 55,485 students competed and 46,019 students wrote the entrance exams.

Regarding Intermediate seats, the minister said there were 14,000 seats in Junior Inter, for which 38,195 students have competed and 31,245 students have written the entrance exams. In this, Ponduru Surya Netre of Srikakulam district secured the first rank by securing 92.5 marks out of 100 marks.

Nagarjuna pointed out that seats in SC Gurukuls could not be fully filled in the past, but now there was intense competition for these seats because of the excellent results achieved by Gurukula students in various examinations for higher education. Many changes have been made in the teaching of the curriculum and the administration of examinations in the Gurukuls in recent times, he said.

The minister said that in the recently released Class 10 results, 1,370 students belonging to SC Gurukulas have scored more than 500 marks. A student of P. Venkatapuram (Kakinada) Dadala Jyotsna scored 589 marks out of 600 and stood at the top position in the state.

This apart, Moda Priyanka of COE Maduravada (Visakhapatnam) scored 588 marks, M Indira of Markapuram (Prakasham district) 583 and D Madhusudhan from Pappur (Anantapur) scored 583 marks each. An 80.38 pass percentage was achieved in the Class X exams this year and a 74.33% pass in the intermediate exams.

Nagarjuna said, in JEE and NEET competitive exams, “Gurukula students are doing their best to secure the highest number of IIT, NIT, MBBS and Dental seats.”

“This was possible due to chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's focus on increasing the facilities in Gurukuls, improving the infrastructure through Nadu-Nedu, providing delicious nutritious meals as part of the Jagananna Gorumudda scheme, solving the problems in Gurukuls from time to time and prioritizing the welfare of students. The CM is taking more interest in these than the students’ own parents,” the minister said.

SC Gurukula Vidyalaya organisation secretary R. Pavanamurthy, state academic monitoring officer Sanjeeva Rao and others were present.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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