VIJAYAWADA: As many as 4,000 students from 70 municipal schools across the state are undergoing the 20-day IIT Foundation Course (IITFC), which was launched on May 22 and will continue till June 11, according to municipal administration minister P Narayana.
Stating this at a news conference here on Saturday, he added that the IITFC was being conducted for the students of eighth, ninth and tenth classes under ‘Badi Pilustondi’ programme of the state government.
Apart from the IITFC, the students of the municipal schools were also being provided ‘Career Foundation Course’ (CFC) this summer to enable them to improve their skills and compete with the corporate school students in competitive examinations.
“The government is providing mid-day meals to the students who stay till afternoon in their schools to clarify doubts from the professionals deployed for the purpose. The course will continue for these students even after the schools are reopened”, the minister said.
The CFC was being taught by the faculty of Narayana Educational Institutions from 8 am to 11 am every day, he said and added that these faculty members had designed a special course book for the students. He said that the students were being taught both in English and Telugu mediums for better understanding during these 20 days.
Meanwhile, orientation classes were being held for the teachers of the municipal schools about the IIT foundation course syllabus to enable them to teach the foundation course as part of the students’ regular curriculum after the summer vacations, he said.
Later, Narayana interacted with some students, where the students expressed their happiness over the launching of this course and requested him to include the course in their regular curriculum.