Odisha prepares blueprint to increase score of students in all-India tests

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Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view low success rate of students from Odisha in all-India entrance tests for admission into engineering courses at national importance institutions, the state government is planning to train high school teachers by faculty members from technical colleges and universities so that preparations for the examinations will begin early.

In a letter to School and Mass Education department, the Technical Education and Training Department said Science, Mathematics and English teachers will be provided with training to prepare school students for the entrance tests.

“Science and Math teachers will be trained by faculty members of technical university and engineering colleges through short-term courses,” said Chandrasekhar Kumar, Secretary, Technical Education and Training Department.

Besides, the technical education department decided to allow Plus II colleges to be opened in the premises of engineering colleges in the state so that students would prepare themselves better.

This would help students to be mentally prepared for the national level tests, said Prashant Das, additional secretary of Technical Education and Training Department.

Sources said only six percent students from Odisha are successful in the national level tests in comparison to 16% qualifying rate from other states.

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