CET Coaching for PU Students Studying in BBMP Colleges
The dream of second pre – university students in the 13 Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike ( BBMP ) Pre – University colleges of joining professional courses could well come true this academic year.
For, the civic authority is gearing up to ensure Common Entrance Test ( CET ) coaching to help students tackle competitive examinations.
BBMP CET Coaching
- According to reliable sources, the BBMP has decided to help students take up professional courses after completion of PU by coaching them for the various competitive examinations.
- There are around 300 second PU students in the science stream. We have realised that it is not enough if they fare well in the PU examination.
- We have to also take that a step forward by training them for Common Entrance Test ( CET ).
BBMP Training students
- The source added that Commissioner Siddaiah has directed the Additional Commissioner ( Education ) and Education Officer to utilise the services of retired teachers to train the students this year.
- The BBMP’s coaching will be on a par with that of private tutorials.
- The civic body has decided to take all students in the BBMP – run schools on excursions this academic year.
- The BBMP has 12 primary and 33 high schools. Last year, the BBMP took only students belonging to Scheduled Castes ( SC ) and Scheduled Tribes ( ST ) on an excursion with funds from the 22.75 per cent scheme.
- However, we felt that differentiating among the children was wrong.
- Also, children who were left out began asking their teachers who only some students were chosen for the excursion. We did not to want the children to feel rejected.
Infrastructure of BBMP
- Impetus is also being given to improving infrastructure in BBMP – run education institutions.
- Officials have been directed to do a status check on the facilities in the schools and colleges and submit a report within a week.
- Some schools and colleges do not have adequate toilets, laboratories do lack equipment and libraries do not have adequate reference material.
- Based on the report, the BBMP can set aside some funds to improve infrastructure in its institutions.
College Organises Science Exhibition
The MMK & SDM Girls’ Pre – University College in the city organised a science exhibition on September 9, 2011, showcasing various topics culled out from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and so on. The exhibition held on September 9, 2011 was also open to students from neighbouring schools and colleges. The organisers said there were 120 exhibits on display, including a few working models. They said the more popular models dealt with rain water harvesting and disposal of e – waste.
The Exhibition drew a large number of students from nearby educational institutions. The organisers may extend the event by another day for the benefit of more students.
1,765 Posts of Lecturer in PU Colleges to be Filled Soon
The State Cabinet has approved to fill 1,765 vacant posts of lecturer in pre – university colleges and the appointment procedure will commence soon, Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, has said.
He told presspersons here on September 9 ,2011. 450 new science and 300 commerce colleges were opened in the State. The vacancies in these colleges would be filled, he said. Mr. Kageri said the Karnataka Public Service Commission ( KPSC ) was filling the vacancies in junior colleges till now. But this time, Centralised Admission Cell ( CAC ) would fill the vacancies. The Cabinet had given permission to the CAC only for this time.
Mr. Kageri said that postgraduates having B. Ed degree could apply for the posts of lecturer. But postgraduates without B.Ed. degree could also apply on the condition that in case of their selection they would obtain B. Ed degree within four years at their own cost. An examination would be held and selection would be only on the basis of merit, he said.
Mr. Kageri said the rainfall recorded in the district during the year was 2,953 mm and it was 446 mm more compared to the previous year. Crops had been damaged because of heavy rain. A sum of 1 crore each had been granted to all taluks in the district and officials had been asked to prepare an action plan. Compensation from the government was expected, he said.
Mr. Kageri said excess water from the Linganamakki dam was being released and there was no fear of flood in the district.
Thirteen persons died in rain-related incidents and compensation had been given to the kin of 12 victims. The post – mortem report of one victim was yet to be received. Nineteen heads of cattle died and 379 houses had been damaged in rain in Uttara Kannada district, he said.
Horticulture crop on 15 hectares of land and other crops on 25 hectares of land had been damaged in rain, Mr. Kageri said. Public property worth 31 crore had been damaged, he said. September 17, 2011 would be celebrated as World Beach Cleaning Day.
Thirty – five gram panchayats would celebrate it with the help of other organisations.
To solve the problems of sand extraction in the Kali river and stone quarrying in the district, a meeting would be held in Bangalore on September 15, 2011 Mr. Kageri said.
Deputy Commissioner B.N. Krishnaiah, Additional Deputy Commissioner K.H. Narasimhamurthy, Ankola Town Panchayat president Bhatkal Narvekar, Karwar BJP president Rajesh Nayak, and secretary Ratan Durgekar were present.
PU Lecturers to get State Awards on Teachers’ Day from 2011
State-level awards will be presented to the best lecturers of Government pre-university (PU) colleges in recognition of their meritorious and exemplary services from next year.
Announcing this at a function organised to celebrate the Teachers’ Day, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri said the decision had been taken after consultation with the department officials.
He presented State-level awards to primary and high school teachers on the occasion, here on Sunday.
The Minister said the function to present State-level awards to teachers had been organised for the first time in Mysore since former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, whose birth anniversary is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in the country, served as a teacher in Mysore. Hence the city is known as the “center of knowledge”, he added.
Mr. Kageri called upon the teachers to emulate Dr. Radhakrishnan and imbibe his values to ensure that the profession remained noble.
“Dr. Radhakrishnan gave a vision to his students with his thought-provoking teachings and was a role-model for the student community.
“Try to inspire and motivate your pupils similarly,” the Minister urged. He said the teachers had more responsibility on their shoulder after winning the awards.
Stating that the Department of Public Instruction commands a lot of importance because of its reach and service, the Minister said nearly 70,000 schools and about three lakh teachers came under it.
More than 1.10 crore students studied in these schools and 15 per cent of funds in the budget was set aside for public instruction.
Half of the Government employees in the State belonged to public instruction, he added.
“In view of its importance, I urge the teachers to support the department and become pro-active in setting up a robust system for making the system more efficient and vibrant,” he said.
Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was supposed to give away the awards, could not make it to the function. On his behalf, the Minister presented the awards to the teachers.
MLA H.S. Shankaralinge Gowda presided over the function.
Former Minister and MLA Tanveer Sait, MLC Madhusudan, Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta R.G. Nadadur, principal secretary for Primary and Secondary Education Department K.R. Shashidhar, Commissioner of public instruction Sandhya Venugopala Sharma, state project officer for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan D.S. Rajanna, director of primary education and officials of the DPI from Mysore and other districts were present.
The representatives of primary school headmasters’ association and forum of various associations of public instruction presented memoranda to the Minister.
The department had made elaborate arrangements for the function and lunch was served to the participating teachers.
Earlier, the Minister interacted with the award-winning teachers at a private hotel on Sunday morning.
He sought their suggestions with regard to imparting quality education and also to the reforms brought out in the last two years.