NELLORE: It’s not often that a government college earns popularity among students. But a junior college in a remote village in the district has made a name for 100 percent success rate in Intermediate Public Examinations for the last four years. What makes the Government Junior College in South Mopuru village in Nellore rural mandal unique is that all the lecturers, barring the principal, are on contract and do not get good salaries like their government counterparts. Yet, they have done a great job to ensure that each and every student passed their exams.
Keeping this in mind, students from other parts of the district have been demanding its upgradation as residential junior college. But, the low-paid faculty is not showing any interest in continuing to work in the college. Principal Iruvuru Malyadri Chowdary has requested the government for appointment of a guest lecturer for Civics in 2017.
But, still the post is lying vacant because the government has not responded to the request. In 2017-18, as many as 220 students studied in the college. The college offers courses in MPC, BiPC, and CEC in Telugu and English mediums.
All the nine lecturers - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Telugu and Hindi - are on contract. The college needs nine non-teaching staff including senior assistant, junior assistant, typist, clerk, attenders, sweepers, etc. Despite many drawbacks, the college has emerged as a shining example of academic success. Because of its stellar performance, people from across the district have come forward and donated Rs 7.60 lakh worth of furniture to the college.
“We have been providing education on par with standards in corporate colleges. We complete the syllabus by the end of November and start special coaching for students lagging behind in subjects,” said Iruvuru Malyadri Chowdary.
Second-year Intermediate student P Surekha said that the faculty has been providing better education than corporate junior colleges in the State.
“They are providing books free of cost and also special coaching to us. They explain subjects in a planned manner,” Surekha, another student, said.