Hyderabad: About 12 private junior colleges, among them Narayana, Chaitanya, and Velocity junior colleges, were given show-cause notices in the last one week by the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) in Hyderabad district for conducting classes for intermediate first year students in the summer vacations.
Of the 12, eight were shut down by the Medchal District Intermediate Education Officer (DIEO). Principals are requested to strictly adhere to the vacation schedule i.e, from March 29, 2018 to May 21, 2018 and all the junior colleges are instructed to not conduct any classes during summer vacation and particularly the managements of private, un-aided junior colleges. Junior colleges should stop the illicit practices such as conducting classes in summer vacations and making the admissions prior to release of admission schedule by TSBIE. Violation of instructions will be viewed seriously and action will be initiated against the erring managements/principals.
Several corporate junior colleges continued with the classes in defiance of the order. A student of second year MPC from a junior college in Madhapur, committed suicide on Friday morning in Kukatpally, and the students union has alleged that it was due to this study pressure.
B. Jayaprada, District Intermediate Education Officer (DIEO) told this newspaper that raids were conducted on 25 to 30 corporate junior colleges in Hyderabad district. “Apart from the surprise inspections we also gave show-cause notices to about 10 to 12 junior colleges. Despite giving several warnings to these colleges, they are conducting classes during the summer vacations even in unauthorised buildings.”
“We have advised the parents not to send children for summer classes. Many junior colleges in Madhapur area don’t have affiliations. Three years ago some colleges of Sri Chaithanya in Madhapur were de-recognised by the board but still they started running classes from other campuses. Permissions for running so many branches of the same colleges should not be given,” she said....