Bengaluru

KV Malleswaram to run classes in two shifts

Move is expected to add 640 seats, which will help school meet the high demand for seats

Kendriya Vidyalaya Malleswaram has received permission to run classes in the second shift for classes from one to eight. The second shift will begin from July 15 for the 2018-19 academic year.

It will become the only KV in Karnataka to run classes in two shifts. In the second shift, there will be 80 students per class, who will study in two sections.

This move is expected to add 640 seats, which will help the school meet the high demand for seats. Last year, as many as 3,040 applications were received for 120 seats in three sections in class one.

Currently, there are 1,836 students studying in classes one to 12.

“KV Malleswaram will begin the second shift this year. There will be separate teaching and non-teaching staff. This has been done for optimal utilisation of resources,” said P. Devakumar, deputy commissioner of KV Sanghathan Bengaluru Region. “We are hoping to get permission from the Kendriya Vidayalaya Sangathan to start a second shift for KV Hebbal too.”

School authorities added that they would be hiring more teachers.

School timings advanced

With this, the timings of students in the first shift will be 7 a.m. to 12.25 p.m. The second shift timings will be 12.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. However, some students and their parents said attending classes at 7 a.m. would be difficult.

“Currently, classes begin at 8.30 a.m. We have to manage logistics before sending our child to the school. Starting classes half-an-hour earlier may be ideal. But advancing classes by one-and-a-half hours is going to make things very difficult,” said a parent.

4 schools get nod to run second shift

In an official order issued last week by the Kendriya Vidayalaya Sangathan, the Human Resource Development Minister and the chairman of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan gave permission to four KVs across the country to run a second shift.

Besides KV Malleswaram, the others are KV Vasant Kunj in Delhi, KV Bhandup in Maharashtra and KV Ajani in Nagpur, also in Maharashtra. While all other schools have received permission to run classes for a single section, KV Malleswaram is the only school to get permission for two sections.

There are 48 KVs in Karnataka. In Bengaluru region, Kendriya Vidyalaya II, Belagavi cantonment region earlier had a second shift for two academic years between 2005 and 2007.

“It was discontinued, as there was 15 acres in the premises and 24 classrooms were constructed. A general shift is now being operated,” he said.

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