Students of Telangana’s state-run social and tribal welfare institutions have performed better than other government colleges and private colleges in the recent intermediate exams, results of which were released by the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education on Thursday. The social welfare institutions – Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Society (TTWREIS) and the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Society (TSWREIS) – are residential colleges run by the state government that provide education to underprivileged students hailing from the SC and ST communities.
More than 8.7 lakh students, from both junior and senior intermediate levels across the state, appeared for their exams earlier in March. In the senior inter results, students of these welfare institutions have surpassed the state average with a pass percentage of 84.31% as compared to the state’s average pass percentage of 64.8%. In the junior inter results, TSWREIS students have attained a pass percentage of 79.63% as against the state average of 59%.
In senior intermediate exams, out of the 8,877 students (6,253 girls and 2,624 boys) from the TSWREIS, who appeared for the exam, as many as 7,484 students have passed, out of which 5,165 students have attained A Grade. At least 14 of these residential colleges have secured 100% results.
In the Maths-Physics-Chemistry group of subjects, Tharun V of Chilukur (Boys) Telangana State Social Welfare Residential Junior College has scored 985 marks. In the Biology-Physics-Chemistry Group, Nandini B of Gowlidoddi RJC (Girls) school has achieved a score of 987.
In Maths-Economic-Commerce group, Naramada M from Girls-RJC is the topper with 965, Kallur, while Hepsiba M from Girls TSWRJC Pochampadu secured 956 and in CEC Group, Sakshi B from TSWRJC, Girls Pochampadu (Left) scored 942 in HEC.
The students of the Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Society, too, performed well. In the senior intermediate exams, 2,732 out of a total 3,317 students have passed, including 1,622 girls and 1,110 boys. While 4 colleges have a pass percentage of 100%, at least 1,611 students have achieved A Grade.
TTWREIS’s senior intermediate pass percentage is 82.36% as against the state average of 64.8%. In the junior intermediate level, the average pass percentage is 72.56% as against the state average of 59.8%.
‘Our students can excel’
REIS Secretary Dr RS Praveen Kumar (IPS) appreciated the performance of the students and said, “All the toppers hail from extremely poor families and their achievement proves that even poor students can excel in the examination if the right support is provided.”
A statement from his office added that the excellent performance by the students for the last five years in a row has been possible due to the hard work and commitment of students and teachers.
Speaking to TNM, Bharat Babu, Joint Secretary (Academic) of TSWREIS, said that they are proud to be part of the institutions given their showcase model and the performance of students in academics and other fields.
He said, “Any child who joins our society (institutions) should not have to suffer failures; we are working towards a zero failure approach to academics as well as in other extracurricular activities.”