In India, most states provide schooling through 12th grade. Maharashtra, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka however, have a system of junior colleges where, after taking the 10th grade board exams, students have to apply to junior colleges to complete their 11th and 12th grades. Junior colleges are also referred to as Pre-University Colleges (PUC). Junior colleges are frequently co-located with degree colleges.
High school / Jr College is an institution which provides all or part of secondary education. Other terms such as "secondary school" or "secondary college" are used in different nations or regions. The phrase "high school" often forms part of the name of the secondary institution.