Asserting that Intermediate practical examinations will be held as per the jumbling system which would have students appearing for their practical exams in a college not their own, education minister K Pardha Saradhi on Saturday said that the decision had been taken with a view to improving the standard and transparency of the examination system.
Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Saradhi said that the state government had delayed the implementation of the jumbling system by a year in order to set up labs in all government colleges. Since a majority of these colleges have science laboratories, the jumbling system will be followed from the current academic year itself, Saradhi said. He said that the Intermediate syllabus would be changed in the next academic year to match the CBSE syllabus so that students from the state did not have to face any hassles while taking the National Eligibility Entrance Test (Neet) for admission into medical colleges.
He said that a state-level training centre was being set up at a cost of Rs 15 crore to provide better training modules for teaching staff at junior colleges. Rs 10 crore had been allocated for the setting up of science laboratories in all government schools, he added.