Hyderabad: Junior colleges reopening on July 1 will have physical classes on alternate days for first and second-year Intermediate students. The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TS BIE) on Thursday issued guidelines on the reopening of junior colleges from July 1. According to the guidelines, students attending colleges must submit a consent letter from parents in a prescribed format.
Also, online/digital classes through Doordarshan/T-SAT will be telecast on alternate days to maintain 220 working days in an academic year as per norms. Junior lecturers can also take classes using online platforms viz, Google Meet and Zoom etc., for students who do not come to college on an alternate day basis. The Board has asked the junior colleges not to insist on the mandatory 75 per cent attendance rule.
“Since there is an uncertainty with regard to the number of working days, 70 per cent syllabus may be continued for teaching as well as for Intermediate Public Examination (IPE-2022) for time being until clarity is there from GoI/CBSE etc,” the guidelines said.
Junior colleges were instructed to create group-wise and subject-wise WhatsApp groups between junior lecturers and students of both first and second-year Intermediate before the commencement of physical classes. “Subject wise groups must be utilised not only for doubt clearing sessions but also to elicit feedback from the students in that particular subject,” the Board said.
Further, the junior colleges were directed to strictly follow Covid-19 safety protocols including wearing face masks, use of sanitisers besides ensuring physical distancing by students and staff. The Board also said every class should not have more than 45 students. If students were more than 45 then, the Board asked the colleges to divide the classes into two sections and deliver lectures one by one to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet between two students.
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