There is good news and bad news for last year’s I PUC Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) students who could not manage to clear the final exam.
The good news is that the Department of PU Education (DPUE) will have a special supplementary exams for science students starting from Monday to Saturday (September 15).
Those who will clear this exam will be admitted to II PUC before September 25.
The bad news is that nearly three months have passed since II PUC classes began and 40 per cent of the syllabus has been covered. In a circular dated September 1, the DPUE has stated that there are around 7,219 PCMB students in the state who did not clear the I PUC final exam in 2011-12.
“Central syllabus is already in place for I PUC, and the same will be extended to II PUC in 2013-14. If these 7,219 students appear for the I PUC regular final exam and move into II PUC, they will have to study the central syllabus.
In view of this, a special supplementary exam will be held between September 10-15 for these students,” said G H Dakshayinidevi, Joint Director (Exams).
The letter also asks colleges to make arrangements for this exam, including inhouse preparation of question papers and valuation of the answer sheets by teachers in the respective colleges.
As per the directive, the results should be announced by September 20 and admissions into II PUC done by September 25.
This sense of urgency by the DPUE has been termed ‘Tughlaq Policy’ by the All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO). “The DPUE has failed to think about the future of these students.
Apart from making an entry during mid-term exams, how will these students manage to have 75 per cent attendance?” asks AIDSO.
The move to help these students get into II PUC, according to AIDSO, is due to the “lack of planning while introducing central syllabus.