BENGALURU: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Malleswaram has got permission from the Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD) to conduct classes in the second shift. From July 15, classes in the second shift will be held between 12.30 pm and 6 pm, while the first shift will begin at 7 am and end at 12.25 pm.
Owing to the high demand for admissions, authorities of the school had shot off a letter to the MHRD, seeking permission to run classes in the second shift. During academic year 2017-18, as many as 3,040 applications were received for 120 seats from three sections for Class-I.
Presently, there are 1,836 students studying between Class-1 and 12 at KV Malleswaram. The school has three sections and classes are held from 8.30 am to 2.40 pm. With this approval, KV Malleshwaram is expected to add 640 more seats from Classes 1 to 8.KV Malleswaram school authorities said they will soon hire more teachers to manage two shifts. Applications will be invited soon for admissions for 2018-19 academic year.
Last week, the Human Resource Development minister and the chairman of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan had given permission to four KVs across the country to run second shift. Besides K V Malleswaram, the three other KVs which received such permission are in Vasant Kunj, Delhi and Bhandup and Ajani Nagpur in Maharashtra. “KV Malleswaram will begin the second shift classes this year and there will be separate teaching and non teaching staff recruited for this. This has been done for optimum utilisation of resources,” said Devakumar, deputy chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan.
While all other schools have received permission to run classes for a single section, KV Malleswaram is the only school to get permission for two sections. The order also stated that the newly opened classes will go up to Class-XII on a year on year basis based on the feasibility. There are total 48 KVs in the state.
Order raises concerns
With the change in timings, parents feel it will be difficult for first shift students to reach school by 7am. “If the students have to reach the school at 7 am, we need to wake them up at least two hours before. In that case, kids will be sleepy in classrooms and they will also find it difficult to concentrate on studies,” said a parent.