Awareness on self defence for girls, human rights issues and extra inputs on tough subjects like mathematics, languages and general knowledge would be part of the zero classes that would be held for the first fortnight of the new academic session in state colleges.
The new academic session (2013-14) would start on July 1.
During these two weeks, lectures by eminent local personalities in different areas would also be held.
The aim of holding zero classes is to provide extra- curricular inputs and prepare the students, especially those from rural background, to become ingrained into the collegiate education system.
However, another objective of holding these classes is to ensure that the students who get enrolled late to the undergraduate courses do not lose out on important subject classes.
Currently, the first round of admissions is on in the colleges and would continue till July 3. By Saturday evening, about 42,000 of the two lakh- odd students who have been given seat allotments had taken admissions.
The admissions are expected to pick up during next three days.
The second-round allotment is expected on July 10 while the third round -- the college-level counselling -- would be held on July 17 and 18. This means that it would be only in the fourth week of July that all students would be able to start attending actual classes.
Students would be given inputs on basics of mathematics such as percentage, ratio, average, graph bar, pi diagram tables and others, common mistakes in Hindi and English, application and report writing, news writing and others.
In the motivational classes, students would be encouraged for self-analysis, SWOT analysis, self- development, information on semester system, career guidance and so on.