BANGALORE: It is no longer the end of the road for Class 12/2nd PU exams failed students. They can pursue one of New Shores International College’s government affiliated and full-time undergraduate degree programs.
The ‘Inclusive Education Program’ offers even those students who are waiting for their results or clearing backlogs a head start and a level-playing field to pursue their dreams. In fact, students even get an enviable opportunity to do internship abroad, study a specialized subject on campus at The London School of Economics as a Summer Program student and will be awarded certificates from the prestigious institute upon successful completion of the course.
“We introduced Inclusive Education Program to bring differently gifted but academically challenged students to the mainstream education, NIOS was the obvious partner for this, as II PU failed students via NIOS can successfully enter formal degree courses under the government Universities” said Founder Director, Shashidhar Chiron.
The situation remains dismal per the Karnataka Second PUC results announced in May last year. Out of 6,10,323 lakh students who wrote the exams, 3,69,474 students passed. 4,96,00 wrote the exams for the first time and around 82,067 were repeaters. The pass percentage in the state in 2015 is 60.54.
To add to the woes of thousands of students, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has discontinued recognition to all open and distance learning (ODL) courses of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), beyond 2012-13. It has also warned students from taking admissions to KSOU programs stating that it may jeopardise their careers. Since the KSOU prospectus claimed that the university has recognition from the competent authority, lakhs of innocent students were misled into taking up courses in the university. As of November, the renewal of recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC) is still expected any moment, as KSOU had still not fulfilled certain conditions set by the UGC for renewal of recognition in October.
As the largest Open Schooling system in the world, The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has emerged to a play a pivotal role. However, catering to the needs of all regions of a multilingual and multicultural country like India is not possible for the NIOS alone unless the open schooling system is promoted and strengthened in all the states. NIOS students are eligible for admission in all-India as well as state Medical, Engineering and other various competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE and PMT (NEET).
“Depending on the education board, candidates need to wait for almost eight months for another chance to clear their board exams. However, with the NIOS’s On-Demand Examination (ODE) system, exams are conducted through the year and candidates can appear in three or more subjects. It is a great step in the direction of feasibility, operationalization and flexibility to open and distance learning,” said S Chandrasekhar, Regional Director of the NIOS.
Offered under the aegis of the NIOS, New Shores’ ‘Inclusive Education Program’ takes things up a notch by offering these students access to world-class education, foreign language courses, international internships, The International Study Tour to see business and art in action within an international context, and a host of programs to gain international exposure.
More information about New Shores International College and their award winning degree courses is available here.
About New Shores International College:
New Shores International College is affiliated to Bangalore University, Mysore University, Karnataka PU Board. Their degree courses are offered under Bangalore University and fully accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education AICTE and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Recognized by the Government of Karnataka and the Government of India, they have been awarded, ‘Excellence in Management Education’, the founder, Shashidhar Chiron is a celebrated ‘Young Global Shaper’ awardee of the World Economic Forum, and an advisor to the UN education programs in India.