Telangana junior colleges to commence classes in two shifts

HYDERABAD: Classes in junior colleges in Telangana will be held in two shifts from February 1, 2021 as per guidelines issued by the state government on Tuesday.

Following recommendations by the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education, the government decided to adopt a shift system logistic plan.

“All colleges having strength of students below 300 and having sufficient accommodation shall be permitted to run in the regular shift i.e. 9.30 am to 4 pm. All colleges having strength above 300 will be run in two shifts namely morning shift 8.30 AM to 12.30 pm and afternoon shift 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm,” read the guidelines, adding that audio visual lectures will continue to telecast at suitable revised timings till March 31, 2021.

There will be no change in exam pattern. However, considering the difficulties faced by the students, it is decided to give vast and additional choices in the relevant sections of the question paper to make them more simple. Time-table for second year intermediate students will be issued separately.

In terms of degree and professional colleges, online/distance learning shall continue. While the government has decided to start physical classes for all degree, PG and professional colleges, the same shall be subject to written consent from parents/guardians. “Minimum attendance will not be required for appearing in the examinations of the current semester of the academic year 2020-21. A maximum of 50 per cent classrooms capacity strength shall be permitted to attend physical classes on rotation basis,” read the guidelines.

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