Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Dec 04, 2010
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Andhra Pradesh
News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs |

Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Inter in open school system gets good response

R. Ravikanth Reddy

Officials expect registrations to cross 50,000


Facility will help candidates who don't have time to take Inter exams in regular mode

Students who have taken Intermediate exam in last five years eligible to apply


HYDERABAD: Intermediate education in the open school system, started this year, has received tremendous response with a little over 20,000 candidates registering in a span of 45 days since the programme was launched, and officials expect the number to cross 50,000 when the deadline ends on December 31.

“The response has surprised us,” says K. Ananda Kishore, Director, A.P. Open School Society. Apart from candidates who have passed Std. 10 and could not continue education, there is good response from students who failed in regular Intermediate course also.

This course allows failed Intermediate students to transfer their credits of the subjects they have passed in regular course and complete the backlogs in the open school system.

The facility will help thousands of candidates who don't have time and confidence to take exams in the regular mode again. Students who have taken the Intermediate exam in the last five years are eligible to apply and they can write only the subjects in which they have failed. Mr. Ananda Kishore, however, reminds that quality of the course is as good as the regular mode and the certificate equal to the regular Intermediate course for the purpose of higher studies or jobs.

Low fee

That the fee is as low as Rs.800 is another attraction. Candidates of Forward Castes, however, have to pay an additional Rs.300. Instead of paying thousands of rupees in private coaching centres, employees and those with disrupted academic life are finding the course as a better option, Mr. Ananda Kishore says.

There is less pressure on the candidates as they can clear the exams in nine attempts over five years. They can also choose the subjects they wish to appear in the examinations held twice every year.

Free books

The enrolled students also get books free and the work to translate 45 volumes of the National Institute of Open School is right now on. “The course will start in January and we will complete the work by then,” he said. Classes will be held every Saturday and Sunday.

The course is bound to be a success, Mr. Ananda Kishore says reminding that 1.4 lakh candidates enrolled for the SSC course started under open school system in 2008-09 and 54,000 candidates have already cleared the examinations.

This year enrolment has crossed 80,000 indicating the popularity of the open school system courses.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Andhra Pradesh

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2010, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu