By P.T. Bopanna
It is a matter of pride for the Kodava community that a pre university college set up by the Kodava Education Society has not only achieved 100 per cent results, but bagged the second and third ranks in Kodagu district in Karnataka.
The Coorg Institute of Pre University College (CIPUC) was set up at Halligattu near Ponnampet in 2017 on a sprawling green campus. There are two branches viz. PCMB and PCMC with 60 intakes each.
Dr Rohini Thimmaiah is the principal and she heads a team of well accomplished teaching faculty. Students are given personal attention and guidance by the teaching staff. Parents are kept informed of their children’s progress in academics as well as in other extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
CIPUC students regularly win quiz and debating competitions. The campus offers ample facilities for outdoor and indoor games.
One of the important factors in CIPUC is the coaching given to the students in writing the Common Entrance Test (CET). The coaching starts from the first year of PUC and it gets intensive in the second year. CIPUC students invariably emerge with good ranking in CET.
So far four batches have graduated from CIPUC. Results have been consistently good and there is improvement in the performance year on year.
Quite a few of the students graduating from PCMC stream join Coorg Institute of Technology (CIT) for a degree in engineering. The training they receive in CIPUC helps them cope very well in the engineering subjects. Admission for 2022-2023 academic year is in progress.