Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education
Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh
|Type||Board of Intermediate Education|
|Telugu, English, Hindi and Urdu|
|Website||Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education|
The board regulates and supervises the system of Intermediate education in Andhra Pradesh State. It executes and governs various activities that include devising of courses of study, prescribing syllabus, conducting examinations, granting affiliations to colleges and, providing direction, support and leadership for all educational institutions under its jurisdiction.
Honorable Minister of the State for Secondary Education acts as Chairman and Secretary to Government, Secondary Education as Vice-chairman of the board. The Secretary of I.A.S. Rank acts as the Chief Executive of the Board.
Origin of the Department
Two year Intermediate Course (+2 level education) hither to Preuniversity course is referred to as Junior College was introduced in the year 1969-70. With the introduction of +2 level of Education, there was an enormous increase in the workload in the office of the Director of Public Instruction, and attention to three levels of Education, viz., Secondary, Intermediate and College education could not be given. So the Directorate of Higher Education, which included +2 level of Education was carved out from the Directorate of Public Instruction, Vide G.O.Ms.No.788, Education Department, dated.30.6.1975. Later, at the time of introduction of UGC Scales of Pay, 1986 to the staff of Composite Degree Colleges, certain problems cropped up. It was decided that the Composite Colleges should be bifurcated into Degree and Junior Colleges. In order to suitably restructure, the office of the Director of Higher Education was bifurcated into two Directorates. (1) Directorate of Collegiate Education and (2) Directorate of Intermediate Education (vide G.O.Ms.No.1537, Education (I.E) dated.31.8.1989). Thus the Directorate of Intermediate Education was established on 1.11.1989 vide G.O.Ms.No.343, Education Department, dated 31.10.1989 with the objective of better co-ordination, monitoring, functioning and management of junior colleges both Government and Private in the State.
- to prescribe syllabus & text books.
- to grant affiliation to the Institutions offering Intermediate Courses in the State
- to lay down regulations for the administration of the Junior Colleges
- to prescribe qualifications for the Junior Lecturers
- to cause academic inspection of Junior Colleges
- to conduct examinations
- to process results and to issue certificates
- sanction of new colleges
- issue of eligibility and equivalency certificates to continue further studies
- to prepare the lessons for KU Band Mana TV for telecast
-It has two tier structure – Head office at State level and Regional Offices at 23 districts.
Aims and Objectives of Intermediate Education
- To make Intermediate Education accessible to all sections of the society.
- To lay special emphasis on the Rural, Tribal, Socially under privileged sections of the society.
- To strengthen girl's Education by improving their enrolment in the Colleges.
- To monitor and supervise all Junior Colleges in the State.
- To regulate the functioning of Private Aided Colleges to optimize the utilization of Grants of Grants in aid.
- To provide quality Education even to the remote villages through Tele-Education through Mana TV.
- To make Education a tool of social and economic emancipation through Vocationalisation of Education.
- Shift of focus from academics to marketable skills, by introducing professional and specialized courses in emerging areas such as Computer Science, Graphics, and Tourism etc.
- Bring Vocational Education to centre-stage & to train students in practical and problem solving skills.
- Develop infrastructure to facilitate Education to disadvantaged groups in backward and remote areas.
- Provide Teacher Training.
- To impart Teacher Training / Refresher Courses to update the knowledge skills of the lecturers.
- To facilitate an interface with Industries and establish Linkage to ensure employment opportunities for Vocational Students.
- To revamp and re-structure the Vocational Curriculum from time to time to cater to the changing needs of the society.
- To promote Vocational Education by diverting a majority of students from generalstrength to Vocational Courses to make them self-reliant and gain employment.
Examination is one of the most important function of the Board. Every year a large number of students appeared in Andhra Pradesh Intermediate Examination for 1st Year (Junior) / Class 11 and 2nd Year (Senior) Class 12 under the two courses schemes - Regular & Vocational. Every year, AP Intermediate Examination has to be conducted in the month March/April. In 2014, AP Intermediate Results 2014 are declared on 29 April (1st Year) and 2 May, 2014 (2nd Year). The Andhra Pradesh Intermediate Public Advanced Supplementary Examination (IPASE) issued a schedule for the board supplementary exams for the students who want to retake their final exams in case if they failed in annual examination. This exam is to be conducted in the month June/July.
The Board allows the candidates to apply for Recounting on the payment of Rs.100/- per paper and Photocopy & Reverification of the answer book will be supplied on payment of Rs.600 per paper. The scripts are obtained from the camps and carefully scrutinized for any mistake in totaling, posting and omission of bits. If any discrepancy is noticed it shall be referred to the Authenticity committee for its opinion Based on the report, corrections if any are carried out and the candidates are informed accordingly.
- In re-verification those answers which are either “not awarded marks” or “awarded zero marks for correct answers” are only verified. The Principals are requested to inform the same to the applicants and also to give wide publicity among the parents. “Please highlight that there is no provision for revaluation in the Board”
The Intermediate Public Examination is being conducted since 1978-79 both at the end of 1st year course and at the end of 2nd year course. Earlier the Public Examination was only at the end of 2nd year. The candidates are examined in Part-I English, Part-II Second Language and Part-III Group subjects for 500 marks in 1st year and 500 marks in 2nd year in Arts Group,475 marks in HEG group and 470 marks in 1st year and 530 marks in 2nd year in MPC group, and 440 marks in 1st year and 560 Marks in 2nd year for the Bi.P.C. group. The percentage of pass marks in each paper is 35. The division in which the candidates are placed is decided on the basis of their passing all the papers in the 1st year and in the 2nd year.
The Board of Intermediate Education, AP, Hyderabad is offering a multitude of academic programmes. With a view to give greater impetus to the academic aspects of the board, a separate academic wing called "Educational Research and Training Wing" was created. The board enjoys prerogative right of prescribing textbooks of two year Intermediate course.
The board offers the following subjects
- Part I - English;
- Part II - Second Languages (Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Arabic, French, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya and Marathi);
- part III - Optional Subjects (Mathematics, Physics, chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Commerce, Economics, Civics, History, Psychology, Public Administration, Logic, Sociology, Geography and Geology);
- Modern Language Subjects (English, Telugu, Hindi and Urdu).
The syllabus of language subjects and optional subjects is structured by concerned Subject Committees constituted by the Board. The committees also undertake revision of syllabus and its updates keeping the changes and current trends in view.
- "Intermediate Results". Mid Day. 28 April 2014.
- "AP Intermediate Results 2014 (Regular & Vocational)". Retrieved 2 May 2014.
- "Board of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh". Retrieved 30 April 2013.