Several dejected students are making a quick retreat

The attrition trend triggered by high stress levels, inadequate facilities and abysmal teaching standards in some of the prominent corporate junior colleges continues unabated, leaving the managements of these institutions jostling to retain their student strength.

Ensnared by the managements who promise the moon to the ambitious parents who admit their wards in professional courses offered by these institutions in a fond hope of seeing them as engineers and doctors in future, the crestfallen students are making a quick retreat in droves.

Most of these dejected students are joining aided colleges with good infrastructure facilities and a healthy academic curriculum.

“I had no inkling about the appalling conditions in the college I joined earlier. Leave alone chasing a career dream, it is difficult to protect your sanity on the premises that reeks of absurdity,” says Ramya Krupa who is a happy soul pursuing MPC course in an aided college.

“There is no truth in the managements’ contention that the outgoing students are unable to cope with their high standards as some of them have switched over to English medium from Telugu medium.

Most of the students who have jumped over the fence are bright and intelligent who have secured above 9.2 GPA (Grade Point Average),” says her mother.

“We co-existed with caterpillars, both dead and alive crawling on the walls in dingy classrooms. Sitting in such a creepy place, how can one focus on studies?” asks Asritha, a BiPC student.

Most of them had to forego the initial deposit, uniform and books charges and the first instalment of fee paid to the college.

“It’s not that the money lost does not matter to me. But I am glad to see the smile returning on my daughter’s face after she came out of that rut,” says a confident mother of Madhavilatha, an MEC student.

“The curriculum was far removed from reality. They distort your mind into believing that you are a product on a factory line,” says Nikitha, yet another student happy to have opted out of her previous college.

Official sources confirm that these corporate colleges are into fudging of student strength.

The dwindling number of students reflects the diminishing sheen of these institutions.

“Students from far-flung areas join these institutions with a dream to pursue. We are doing our best to ensure that they abide by the rule book.

The fact that the strength of government colleges is on the rise speaks volumes about the futility of these institutions.

We are ready to take action if a complaint is made to us,” says K. Venkata Ramaiah, Regional Inspection Officer, Board of Intermediate Education, Krishna district.