HYDERABAD: Close to 400 students of Sri Vasavi Junior College, Vanasthalipuram will not be able to appear for the intermediate exams beginning Wednesday. The college’s principal, identified as Srinivas, took examination fees from the students but did not pay the fees to Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), which is required to get the students registered for intermediate exams. Moreover, the college had changed its location without intimating the BIE.
Around 200 students and some parents protested near the college till night on Tuesday demanding hall tickets as they had paid the fees. The parents submitted a complained to Vanasthalipuram police but no case was registered till night.
‘Parents should have spoken earlier’
Two compulsory exams for intermediate students, Environmental Education and Ethics and Human Values, were conducted in January. Students of the junior college did not give both exams as they did not get hall tickets necessary to give the exams.
Again, in February the students did not give the practical exams which are conducted for 30 marks each out of which, one has to score a minimum of 11 marks has to pass.
“The students should have felt suspicious and approached us when they did not receive hall tickets for the two compulsory exams or at least when they did not give practical examinations. The students and parents blindly believed the principal when he told them that it is not a cause of worry,” Dr A Ashok, secretry, Board of Intermediate Education, said.
“Now it is too late. As the students will be marked absent for practical and the two compulsory exams, the system will automatically regard them as failed. They need to give instant supplementary exams now,” he added.
He said that the district officer for intermediate education in Ranga Reddy district also filed a police complaint against the junior college principal, Srinivas.
The junior college teachers were told by the Srinivas on Tuesday that he will go to the BIE to get hall tickets of the students in printed format and will distribute them in the evening.
Hope left for students, not the end
Dr Ashok said that the students who will be missing out on giving the regular intermediate exams from Wednesday will get another shot in April when the schedule for instant supplementary exams will be released. “The students need not worry.
They can give the instant supplementary exam and also apply for all competitive entrance examinations. Instant supplementary will be held for the subjects, including the two compulsory subjects and also the practicals,” Dr Ashok said.
Dr Ashok said that if there is any issue regarding the legality of the junior college and the students are unable to pay exam fees for supplementary exam through the junior college, BIE will make an alternative arrangement.
It will be made possible for the students to pay the exam fees through the government junior college in Hayathnagar. Dr Ashok said that arrangements will also be made for securing of the Transfer Certificate (TC) of students from the junior college.