The Government has decided to launch Vikasana to help students of second year Pre-University Course.

Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, said on Thursday the programme help students preparing for PUC as well as the Common Entrance Test. Second year PUC final examinations commence on March 16.

The Common Entrance Test (CET) cell and Doordarshan (DD) would also participate in the programme with the department, he said.

From January 30 to March 11, the first stage of the Vikasana would be telecast on DD. English, Economics, History and Commerce lessons would be taught by the experts between 7 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. Experts would answer queries from the students, he said. From 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. coaching would be given to students of science stream. Experts would explain the methods of answering the questions in the examinations,

Mr. Kageri said. It would help them revise their subjects at the time of the examination. For the science students, the programme would continue until the CET was over, he said. If students had any doubts, they could send an email and experts would reply.

To ensure that the programmes reached the targeted groups in rural areas, Mr. Kageri said he would urge Minister for Energy Shobha Karandlaje not to impose load shedding during this period.

Also, Doordarshan channel was being beamed on S-band in some regions where the pictures and the sound quality were inferior.

The cable TV operators would be asked to show DD on a different during this period and the district administration would be asked to monitor this.

  • Experts would answer queries from the students on ‘Vikasana'

  • English, Economics, History and Commerce lessons will be taught