HYDERABAD: Firm on the stand and refusing to give any moderation marks to those who failed in senior Intermediate physics examination, minister for secondary education Kolusu Parthasarathi has said the government will not dance to tune of corporate colleges.
The minister said the allegation that the questions given were outside the syllabus was baseless, adding that every question was from the prescribed syllabus and Intermediate textbook.
Only that the questions were not from the material prepared by corporate colleges and that is why they are making a big hue and cry, he said.
The minister brought Intermediate physics textbook along with him to the press briefing at the Secretariat on Wednesday, following the protest at BIE. He showed in the textbook the questions that appeared in the ques t ion paper .
Parthasarathi said 15 out of the 21 questions were from the textbook without any change and the rest were from the summary.Corporate colleges are trying to make an issue out of this as the question paper did not meet their ‘expectations’ this year, he said.
Government college students put up a good show in the examinations, while many of those who failed were students of private colleges, he said. Those who failed must have gone by the study material prepared by the college, without reading the textbook, he added. Government colleges registered better performance with 62 percent pass compared to the state average of 58.43 percent this year.
The minister said students studying in corporate colleges are putting a poor show in B Tech and other technical courses, even after securing seats in IITs as they were taught to study in a particular pattern. Many of the students do not even understand subject basics as corporate colleges are preparing them to secure ranks and not to understand the subject.
Not only physics, Parthasarathi said from next year all the question papers will be prepared on similar lines. Responding to the allegation that the question paper blueprint was not followed, he said the practice was stopped in 2008. No blueprint exists now, he added.