Silent revolution by govt lecturers in Mysuru

Silent revolution by govt lecturers in Mysuru

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-07-09 09:35 Mysuru: While PU supplementary exams are on (from July 1), as many as 125 students – who are among many hundreds writing the exam – can’t thank enough of their teachers. Just a few months ago, they were not sure of their future, having failed to clear the PU exam in the first shot. They could neither afford tuition nor live with the stigma of “failure”. There were reports of many committing suicide.  But free tuition classes conducted by a few government PU lecturers in Mysuru came to their rescue. “Majority of the students hail from government colleges and when they fail, people squarely blame government college lecturers. Besides, these students lack confidence in facing tough subjects,” said Shivegowda Kadanuru, president of Karnataka State PU College Lecturers’ Welfare Association.“These days, students from rural areas cannot cope with the peer pressure and this affects their performance. Considering this, we have planned our programme that not only focusses on syllabus but also attempts to enhance their confidence,” pointed out Shivegowda.In order to help such students, members of the association have come forward to train and prepare them for supplementary exams. During the training, teachers lay stress on tough subjects like mathematics, physics and science and also economics besides, other subjects. Students from Hassan, Mandya, Kodagu and Mysuru districts attend the tuition every year. There has been a good response to their classes, added Shivegowda.The association which came into being in 2012 has been conducting free tuition classes since 2011.“I was upset with my low marks and my parents could not afford my tuition classes. One of my friends told me about these free tuition classes conducted here. I’m happy, I came here,” said Reshma N. She took tuition in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.  Shivegowda Kadanuru Tejas Reshma