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Shot at teaching record

india Updated: Jan 31, 2007 01:57 IST

CONTINUING THE record-making fever in Malwa region, a professor at Nagda in Ujjain district has started teaching for 110 hours. The endeavour started at 8 am on Tuesday and will end at 10 pm on February 3.

Rakesh Parmar is an assistant professor of mathematics at Government College at Jaora in Ratlam district. Parmar has vowed to teach nonstop for 110 hours at his hometown of Nagda and some 60 students of Class XII have been selected to attend the classes.

Parmar has, however, denied that the initiative has been taken to make a record. He said he wanted to give a message to students that the course could be completed even in a short time, provided one has the motivation.

Parmar is taking juice and other eatables to keep him refreshed. He has decided to take rest at intervals of not more than ten per cent of the scheduled period. The restrictions are not binding on the students, as they are free to go outside the class when they desire. The batches are being changed after eight hours. Girl students are included in day shifts and only boys would be allowed in nights.

Parmar told the Hindustan Times during a five-minute break that students have unnecessary terror over science subjects and he wished to show that students could cover the studies even if they started at this point of time where just two months are left in examination.

Parmar said the entire course of higher secondary of mathematics, physics and chemistry would be covered in the session. Parmar had applied to the Limca book of records and Guinness book of World Records but did not wait for their reply and started to execute his pledge.

He said the schedules of record book institutions are unpractical, as they slate summer time for recording. He said Ravi Kashyap of Jabalpur has the record so far for continuously teaching for 100 hours.

Students of professor Parmar are also anxious to see that their teacher achieves the target. One of them, Shradha Panwar, not only felt honoured to be a part of the endeavour but also took this as an opportunity to revise the course. Several teachers turned up at the venue and expressed best wishes for successful completion of the record.