Meritorious SSLC students felicitated

Meritorious SSLC students felicitated

250 students who secured distinction honoured by Minister Ramdas

District Incharge Minister  S A Ramdas honoured 250 students who secured distinction marks at a programme organised at the Sarada Vilas centenary hall. He felicitated the merit students with a certificate and watch as gift. In his address, Ramdas said the effort put in by the education department, government, aided schools and teachers had paid off.

“Mysore has always been a education centre and produced innumerable number of personalities who carved a niche in their own areas in the country. However, the class X results declined recently. Last year, the district was pushed to 26th place with mere 60 per cent pass result. The intensive coaching to students in the last four months helped the district achieve good result. The credit also goes to students who worked hard to achieve near 80 per cent pass result,” he said.

The Minister said building a bright future for the children was a collective responsibility of the education department, the parents, teachers and the students. Though, the country’s children has good intelligence quotient, they lacked emotional strength. The students should develop love, affection and respect for the parents and the teachers which constitutes the emotional quotient, he added.

Asking the students and their parents to help develop pure science and research, he urged the parents not to thrust upon the students the engineering and medical courses. The statistics say that about 6.25 lakh engineering students graduated from colleges across the country last year. But, only 22.8 per cent were employable. The rest are without jobs.

Similarly, 5,200 passed out of various post graduate courses from University of Mysore last year out of which 1,080 are employed. The students should improve their soft skills and computer skills to become employable. In his address, DDPI Nagendra Kumar attributed the success for higher pass percentage in SSLC to the united effort by schools and the department. The district ranks fourth in the state in the number or percentage of distinctions and first class. About 2,481 students scored distinction and 10,851 secured first class marks, he said.

The programme was organised in association with Aasare, a NGO based in Mysore. Kshama, convener of Aasare and others were present.


‘Diploma courses at Govt med colleges’

The Medical Education department would start diploma courses for the benefit of class X and class XII passed students from this academic year. These courses will be offered through the government run 18 medical colleges and nursing institutes in state, said Minister for Medical Education S A Ramdas.

The diploma certificate courses will be started in radiology, X-ray technician, OT assistants, lab technicians, lab assistants and others. The students will also be eligible for a monthly stipend.

Speaking after honouring the meritorious students who achieved excellence in the SSLC examination here on Saturday, he said these courses intend to bring the less privileged students who failed to continue their education to the mainstream. The class X students will be eligible for a three year diploma course, while class XII passed students can opt for a two year diploma course, he said.

He said there was a high demand for the technicians in medical institutes and hospitals within India and abroad. Those who are less privileged in education can benefit from it, he opined. 

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