(News) Universal syllabus for all of the boards coming from 2011 for class XI & XII

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 conclusion.

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 humanities, also.

“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

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