Opportunity for Puc/12th Standard Failed Students to Pursue Degree


Bangalore, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/28/2015 -- New Shores International College in affiliation with NIOS now offers one of its kind opportunities for PUC/12th failed students to pursue full time degree course like any other 12th passed students.

It is for the first time that a reputed institution such as New Shores International College is encouraging PU failed students to come at par with other passed students. New Shores International College is a top ranked college having its campus in Bangalore and is affiliated with Bangalore University, University of Mysore, and Karnataka PU Board since 2006. The college is also accredited by UKAS.

National Institute of Open Schooling through New Shores International College is now giving a chance for failed Indian candidates to take examinations at the time they want, so they could continue their education. The candidates, who passed two subjects in PUC and SSLC, can transfer the remaining subjects to NIOS.

Both PUE also called Pre-University Education Department and KSEEB or Karnataka Secondary Education and Examination Board are besought to adopt a distinctive system known as Transfer of Credit or TOC, giving the candidates an opportunity to reappear up to three subjects under this examination system called 'on demand examination'. The parent board transfers the candidate's entire records to NIOS, where along with the NIOS papers, the final marks card will contain the marks of the two subjects that the student has passed.

The Director of New Shores International College says ' apropos to the Inclusive Education Program launched by New Shores in 2014, our principle focus with IEP is to seize the dropping out of students from the main stream education. And the most common reason for dropping out of students is mere lack of few marks in the board exams. NIOS is an opportunity for such students to make up the marks deficit and progress to next level of education. Parallel to educating academically gifted students, we are bringing the less scholastically abled students on board; This will subvert the paradigm of conventional profiling and selection criteria, however as of now we have limited this to only 10% of the Undergrad seats available at New Shores International College.'

According the NIOS regional director, S. Chandrasekhar: "In formal boards, candidates need to wait for almost eight months for another examination conducted by the board concerned. NIOS provides more opportunities in terms of conduct of exam twice a year. (April and October). On Demand Exams will be conducted through the year except during in April and October. Candidates can appear in three or more subjects." He also believes that this proposal will significantly decrease dropout rates, helping students avoid stress.

Both KSEEB and PUE already have positive responses about this proposal. A senior official from KSEEB has the opinion that they cannot say no to a system, if it helps their students. On the contrary, they are going to forward this idea to the government and will sign the contract with NIOS as soon as they get an approval.

The TOC system is not completely new. It is already successfully implemented by two institutions – ICSE or Indian Council for Secondary Education and CBSE or Central Board for Secondary Education. There are some other state boards that have already accepted the system and will implement it soon. The mark cards or certificates issued by NIOS will apply to all levels, including Common Entrance Test, various competitive exams and undergraduate professional courses.

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NIOS is a Central Government institution established in 1989 in India. Besides all Academic and general courses provided, NIOS also offers a number of community oriented, life enrichment and vocational courses for candidates at Secondary and Senior Secondary level.