Telangana Board of Intermediate Education Plans to Reduce Class Strength
The Telangana state board BIE is planning a shift system to hold the classes in the colleges, i.e., from 8 am to 12.30 pm for intermediate second year students and 1 pm to 5.30 pm for intermediate first year students.
BIE is planning to halve the number of students per class in the junior colleges after the reopen for the academic year 2020-21. Only half of the present class strength will be allowed for the teaching sessions in classrooms.
These proposals, are subject to the approval of the State government, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The educational institutions will be reopened only after the State government necessary directions. The board has proposed to reduce the number of holidays to compensate for the loss of two months of classwork which has been lost due to the pandemic.
After the reopen of the junior colleges for the academic session, the authorities have planned for a blended mode of teaching-learning i.e. offline and digital classes.
Out of total syllabus, 30 percent will be taught through digital mode. The Video content will be made available through the BIE’s YouTube Channel, T-SAT and Doordarshan Yadagiri channels. This syllabus which taught in digital form will not be taught again in classrooms.
To assess the learning levels of students in digital classes, the state board has proposed 20 marks for internals in each subject which will be later added to the final scores. This assessment will be done through the assignments and the projects.
The Officials said “We planned to reduce the number of students in each class. For instance, if a class has 88 students, that class will be divided into two batches with 44 students each. We have also plans for a shift system for conducting classes like in the morning and afternoon. Both offline and digital classes will be made available to students after obtaining necessary permission from the State government”.
They also said the process for granting affiliation to private junior colleges was under way and that admissions would commence after approval of the State government.