Beginning with the academic year 2011-12, the science along with
mathematics curriculum for Class XI and XII is going to be uniform in all boards
— HSC, ICSE and CBSE. This implies almost all junior educational institutions
will certainly teach the identical topics and subjects and also entrance
exams regarding different professional and college degree programs are
going to be in accordance with this new syllabus.
By 2013, in the event that the Union human resources ministry (HRD) have
their own approach, in that respect there will only be a single test for
admission to engineering and professional medical institutions in the country.
“Efforts are to hold an all-India nationwide test
from 2013. This would smoothen
the actual entrance procedure in to engineering and medical programs,” said
Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal.
Over 127,000 senior secondary schools in India will need to follow the newest
syllabus for Class XI and XII after a final decision ended up being taken to
this effect with the Council of Boards of School Education (Cobse) on Tuesday.
All state and private boards are associates of Cobse, and that is headed by
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairman Vineet Joshi. The Indian
Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board is likewise group to the present
Until now the different boards possessed the overall flexibility to follow
their own curriculums. Which will finish soon, as a standard syllabus is
actually drafted in consultation with all the boards. The step is an important
part of the Union government’s education reforms to circumvent dropouts,
failures and student anxiety even while offering a level playing field for
everyone. An identical core curriculum will now be prepared for commerce and the
“This (common syllabus for maths and science) has been approved by all of the
state boards. This core curriculum shall be taught in every school. This helps
students be competitive while on an similar footing at the national-level
entrance exams for the Engineering as well as admission test for professional
medical colleges,” said Sibal.
“A common syllabus should help deliver the skills of children to the
identical level,” said Poonam Sodhi, deputy secretary of the ICSE board. The
National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) will bring
up to date the textbooks according to the new curriculum.
Source : Various news papers