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Ramakrishna Mission Residential College to continue free tutorials in July

The classes on digital platforms will be only for Classes IX and X
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College.
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College.
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Subhankar Chowdhury   |   Narendrapur   |   Published 06.07.21, 12:57 AM

Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, that had started free tutorials last month for underprivileged students of Classes IX to XII, is offering them in July as well following demands from many guardians.

In July, the classes on digital platforms will be only for Classes IX and X.


Since Class XI students will be busy with the admission process after the secondary board announces the Class X results this month, tutorials for Class XI have been put on hold.

The Class XII tutorials have been suspended as the undergraduate and postgraduate final-year students of the Narendrapur college — the teachers for the classes — will be busy with their semester examinations in July.

Swami Shastrajnananda, the principal of the college told Metro, “We got letters and emails from the guardians about the continuance of classes. However, classes at the HS level have been put on hold as the third-year undergraduate and second-year postgraduate students will write their exams this month and Class X board exams will be announced in July.”

A notice signed by the principal on June 29 says: “The HS (higher secondary) classes will be temporarily suspended until the Madhyamik and HS results are announced. A decision will be taken by the college after the announcement. However, the classes for the 9th and 10th standard will continue in the month of July.”

As many as 42,159 students from Classes IX to XII had registered for free tutorials between May 24 and 28 for attending the classes in June. These children could not attend school because of the pandemic.

Classes on Bengali, English, Mathematics and physical science will be held four days per week between 8am and 10pm. The new time-table has been uploaded on the website of the college.

Seventy students of the college, who had undergone training under the watch of teachers of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, are taking these classes.

An official of the college said the objective behind the tutorial was to help the underprivileged students who could not afford private tuition to compensate for the absence of in-person classes because their families’ financial distress had aggravated during the pandemic.

“The demand from the guardians for holding classes beyond June reflects this requirement,” he said.

The notice by the principal says: “Since all our classes are uploaded now on YouTube you may refer to them again anytime as and when required.”

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