Bridge course for PTTI students planned
KOLKATA, 2 JUNE: The state school education department will enroll candidates in the one-year bridge course on a seniority basis.
School education minister Mr Rabindranath Bhattacharya today held a meeting with members of three PTTI students’ unions to discuss the problem.
Following MHRD's directive, bridge course is being conducted for PTTI students whose degrees were turned invalid following the High Court's directive. Candidates who scored above 50 per cent in Higher Secondary examination are eligible to enrol themselves in the bridge course. The one-year bridge course training ended for the first batch of students recently and the second batch of students will be enrolled very soon. Meanwhile, supporters of a PTTI students’ union staged a demonstration in front of the Primary Board protesting against the delay in introduction of a separate course for PTTI students who are not eligible for admission to the bridge course.
It was earlier decided that a course under the National Open School will be held for students who scored below 50 per cent marks in Higher Secondary examination and Madhyamik pass-outs. The course was scheduled to start from March but has now been postponed to July. Mr Bhattacharya has promised to take necessary steps so that the course can be introduced soon. sns