8 months ago
Race to the best college
Secondary Education Examination, SEE, is the bridge that connects thousands of students to intermediate education. Though SEE is considered as the toughest stage, numerous challenges await these fresh graduates in their quest for further education. In hopes to overcome challenges, and to attain quality education, students are busy evaluating colleges to choose the best institution that stand in par with their professional aim.
Manoj Bhatta from Kanchanpur stood in front of St Xavier College filling the college’s entry form. He has full faith in the education system of Kathmandu’s colleges. Explaining why he wished to be a part of the illustrious institution, he said, “I chose St Xavier for my intermediate studies because my seniors insist that it is among the best college in Kathmandu.”
In a search for quality education, many Manoj Bhattas from across the country migrate to Kathmandu. Deepak Bhandari from Gulmi is among many who are in search of the finest educational institute for their higher studies. He was spotted inside Mega College collecting his admission form for the biology stream. “I am planning to develop my career in the medical field. That is why I decided to take biology after high school,” he added.
Bishal Panta from Mahendra Model Secondary School has similar plans. “I have studied the bridge course to become comfortable with the advanced course. There is a huge difference between the course in school and college,” he stated.
Not just the students but also the colleges are equally eager to admit quality pupils. Narayan Kafle, Director of Himalayan White House College likes to run an intricate screening process before accepting admissions. “Every year, this college admits 450 students in science, and 250 in management. To compete for the available seats, more than 4,000 students register for the entrance exam. 2,000 from the total attendees are selected who further go through an interview process,” he explained. Giving an insight to the admission criteria for different streams, he said that only students who had attained higher than B+ grade were eligible for science, and for management, B was the minimum requirement.
Talking us through the quality of education and procedures for admission, Science Coordinator of Mega College, Ishwar Chandra Gautam said, “We oblige to the criteria set by the government for the admission. They need to have secured an overall GPA of at least 2.5, with C+ or better grades in science and math to apply for science. Similarly, students must have scored more than 2 GPA to apply for management.”
Students should test their proficiency in math, science, and English if they wish to apply for the science stream. To apply in the management stream, students should appear in English, math, and GK papers. All entrance exams contain one essay writing to determine the writing skills of students in Mega college.