Sakala Janula Samme, the mass strike organised by Telangana supporters, seems to have had its effect on the intermediate first year results. Some of the Telangana districts which faired well in the previous year's public examinations have in fact come down in the pass percentage scale this year.
With 45 days missing from the college calendar due to the strike, districts including Mahbubnagar, Nizamabad, Medak and Adilabad scored poorer than last year's performance. On the contrary most of the Andhra and Rayalaseema regions except Prakasam and Srikakulam have scored better than the previous year.
The results for first year intermediate examinations were released on Friday. Second year results will be released on April 24.
While Nizamabad's pass percentage dropped from 48 to 38, other districts had an average drop of 2%. The average pass percentage of the 'T' districts this year is 46.7, lower than the state average of 53.75%. However, some of the 'T' districts including Hyderabad and Nalgonda fared well this year going up the scale by three to 10%.
In the state, Krishna district scored the highest pass percentage of 71 this year and Mahbubnagar scored the lowest pass percentage of 37. Rangareddy district, like last year scored well with a pass percentage of 63. The pass percentage of the state has however increased from 52.21% to 53.75% this year. The performance of government colleges in the state has also improved from 41.62% in 2011 to 45.54% in 2012.
Speaking about the drop in percentage in Telangana districts, M Subrahmanyam, secretary, Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), said that the teacher's strike could have affected the overall performance.
"There are six districts in Telangana which improved their performance," he added, stating that many colleges have in fact worked extra hard to do well in examinations.
Releasing the results on Friday, minister for secondary education, K Parthasarathy said that the results of each of the colleges in the state will available on the BIE website starting this year.
"Many private colleges have branches in different parts of the state and if one branch gets a rank in top then all the others advertise saying they have got the rank. To inform parents about the actual performance of the college, details of the results will be put up on the BIE website," the minister announced.
The details of colleges are supposed to come up in the next two days. The advanced supplementary examinations will be held from May 23. Last date for online payment of fee towards recounting or photocopy-cum-verification is May 3.