VISAKHAPATNAM: While corporate junior colleges in the region are conducting hope tests, students of government colleges are not prepared to take Intermediate Public Examinations (IPE) in March this year with syllabi of the Intermediate course yet to completed in about 60 per cent of colleges in the district.
Students of the science stream are in thick soup as some tough course material is yet to be taught to them. Students, however, have no alternative but to study the entire syllabus as IPE is just two months away while lecturers are currently tiedup with halfyearly and practical examinations.
Students of corporate colleges in the region are under stress as they are gearing up to face several entrance examinations like AIEEE, IIT, EAMCET, BITSPILANI and others while simultaneously appearing for hope tests for IPE. Students are spending most of their time 7 am to 8 pm() at college. It may be recalled that few students from government colleges in the district scored good marks in Intermediate2011 while hundreds of students of corporate colleges scored good marks in IPE apart and various nation wide entrance examinations. However, it is all work and no play for students of corporate college. The management of the colleges give least priority to sports and games.
Dean of Sri Chaitanya Group of colleges, Visakhapatnam, K Seshubabu said in a competitive milieu, students have to work hard. If the syllabus is completed on time, students have more time to review important chapters and score good marks in IPE, he said. Seshubabu said the college trains students to manage stress and score good marks in examinations.
Some students of corporate colleges said they set ambitious goals for themselves. Students of government colleges said unless the lecturerstudent ratio and infrastructure improves, they will under perform. Some lectures of government colleges said despite demands from students and academicians, government is yet to recruit the required number of faculty.