Telangana Intermediate Board postpones supplementary exams from May 16 to May 25
The Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) on Monday has announced that it has postponed the Advanced Supplementary Exams from May 16 to May 25. According to the schedule earlier announced by the BIE, the exams were to begin on May 16. The revised supplementary exam schedule was released by the TSBIE following demands to postpone it by parents and student after numerous errors were identified in the intermediate results declared on April 18.
While the Intermediate First Year (Class 11) exam will be held during the morning session, Second Year (Class 12) will be held in the afternoon till June 1. According to the schedule earlier announced by the BIE, the exams were to begin on May 16. As the re-verification of answer sheets of all failed students and other applicants is likely to take more time, the BIE has postponed the Advanced Supplementary Exams.
The controversy started with the results announced on April 18 that had a lot of glitches which eventually made 20 students ending up their lives during the last 10 days. This has resulted in the protests from the student groups and oppositions who held rallies at the Telangana Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) office. The board has however yielded to the protests announcing free re-verification of answer sheets of 3.28 lakh students who failed to secure pass marks.
Telangana government has also ordered for the committee with three members headed by G. T. Venkateswara Rao, Managing Director, Telangana State Technological Service which will look into the issue. The two members are Professor A. Vassan of BITS Hyderabad and Professor Nishanth Dongari of IIT Hyderabad.
Even the oppositions are also rife with the protests who decided to intensify the issue from Monday. The Congress, the TDP, the CPI and the TJS have called for ‘Chalo Intermediate Board’ to press the demand for a judicial probe into goof-up and compensation to families of the students who committed suicide.