Hyderabad: Practical exams for the Telangana State Intermediate Board will begin from February 1st, 2018, but the ‘jumbling’ system will not be a reality this year as well.
The state government has been planning to introduce the jumbling system for practical exams since 2008, but till today it hasn’t happened.
An expert says the government postponed their decision of introducing the ‘jumbling’ system due to several reasons.
Lecturers from government junior colleges allege that corporate colleges are manipulating the system to get easy marks for their students by putting students of government junior colleges into a loss.
There are a number of reasons for the postponement, like the changing exam patterns of IITs, NITs and medical institutions in the country, lack of lab facilities, court cases, request by Telangana Government Junior Lecturers’ Association for postponement of the jumbling system by a year during Telangana agitations and so on.
Dr. P Madhusudhan Reddy, President, Government Junior Lecturers’ Association, said, “Previously, the board used to send question papers prior to the practical examination to avoid any malpractices, but now as per TSBIE the question paper is available online and a password is given to the examiner to access the question paper, which is a welcome decision being followed by the board since last year.
“For ‘jumbling’ in the practical examination, a committee was constituted where the committee examined everything before implementation of the jumbling system, with 13 recommendations made by the committee after consulting parents, students, civil society, teachers and lecturers’ associations.’’
Gouri Satish, Honorary President, Private Junior College Managements, said, “Corporate colleges are not preparing the children for practical examinations, so the students are not performing well.
“They have to prepare the students for practical examinations, then we have to think about the jumbling system. In corporate colleges, students are not writing their practical records, so instead of them, outsiders are writing their practical records. The concerned authorities from TSBIE were not available for any comments.
Inter not to have grading system this year
Despite having plans to introduce grading system in 2017-18 in a bid to reduce student suicides, The Telangana State Board of Intermediate (TSBIE) has failed to switch to the new system and will now continue to conduct exams under marks system for Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) this year.
Private Junior College Managements president, Gouri Satish Honrary, said, “This year, TBIE has promised to introduce the grading system. But by not introducing the grading system this year, the government is indirectly supporting the corporate colleges while the spate of student suicides continues in the state.”