Assam colleges to introduce three shifts

With the number of candidates passing out of class X and class XII examinations

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published: June 22, 2013 1:56:25 am

With the number of candidates passing out of class X and class XII examinations increasing in the current academic year,the Assam government has decided to introduce three shifts of classes in higher secondary schools and colleges.

“The cabinet adopted a proposal in this regard to ask degree colleges,junior colleges and higher secondary schools to start double and if required three shifts in order to accommodate the increasing number of students passing out this year,” H K Sarma,Commissioner and Secretary (Higher Education) said on Friday.

According to Sarma,all the degree colleges put together can accommodate around 25,000 students. “But given the fact that over 2.6 lakh candidates have successfully passed their class X and 2 lakh their class XII examinations,we will now have to explore possibilities of accommodating majority of them in different institutions,” Sarma said.

Meanwhile CM Tarun Gogoi said that his government would seek full co-operation of college authorities and teachers’ associations to start double shifts in colleges. “I request the colleges and teachers’ community to co-operate.” he said.

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