City based class X student Rakshita(15), of Chethana High School studied in the state board of education. She will not have much difficulty to shift to the CBSE board in I PUC as her institution has put its students through a bridge programme to groom them to adjust to the CBSE board.
But Putta, who studied in a rural high school, will find it hard to adjust to the CBSE syllabus, especially if he chooses the science stream in PUC. His school, and for that matter any government pre-university college, is concerned how rural students who would like to study PUC science, will be able to cope with the syllabus.
Many of the private institutions in the city, those which have high school and PUC, have been conducting crash courses for their students, to ensure that they can handle the syllabus.
The institutions and students have been making good use of their summer holidays to achieve the same.
High Fee Structure
Some big names in schooling from larger cities have opened shop here. But the economically weaker sections cannot afford the fee structure which ranges between `50,000 and `75,000 per annum, revealed R Eshwar, a mathematics teacher at a PU college.
The deputy director of the pre-university education Jayaprakash said unless a government order was issued to conduct bridge courses for poor students, he cannot instruct teachers at the government colleges to take it up. “Moreover our teachers are fed up with the PUC valuation exercise,” he added. DC K S Sathyamurthy felt that the government should pass an order to conduct bridge courses in the interest of needy students. Septuagenarian G Seetharam, secretary of Sarvodaya college, takes classes for the bridge programme in physics. “The bridge course is essential as the students who studied in the state board in SSLC find it difficult to cope with the CBSE board in PUC,” he remarked.