The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has confirmed the roll out of revised syllabus for all three streams of plus two courses. The required modifications in school syllabus have become need of the hour as the Central government is also planning to come up with national education policy. The whole re-structuring of syllabus is being done considering poor performance of state board students in competitive examinations.
CHSE Chairman Basudev Chhatoi informed about the decision taken by academic council committee of CHSE on Tuesday. He said, “The new syllabi is aimed to help Odia students fare better in various competitive and national level entrance exams like JEE, CAT, MAT, XAT and other competitive jobs.” It has been seen that CBSE students perform far better in entrance exams than any state board student and the issue can be rectified by modifying the plus two syllabus in the line of CBSE syllabus. Chhatoi further added, “The new syllabi was prepared by syllabus committees on different subjects comprised of senior plus two teachers and subject experts from across the state.” The new syllabus will come into effect from 2016-17 academic session.
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It has also been revealed that the number of subjects in all three streams will remain same and the new syllbus will further focus towards skill development. Chairman Chattoi informed, “The courses have been prepared with a modern approach but the book count for each subject has been kept the same.” Keeping in lines with the decision taken in the meeting of state education board with HRD ministry on 28 October, CHSE will complete plus two examinations by 31 March and announce results by 31 May so as to facilitate admission process in technical institutions in time.
Earlier in the month of May, CHSE Odisha had accepted that there was an urgent need to change plus two syllabus keeping in view that entrance examination for IITs, NITs and medical institutions. But the process was postponed because the academic session had started then. Basudev Chhatoi was quoted saying “As it is not possible to change the syllabus in all 31 subjects in Arts, Science and Commerce this year, it was decided to prepare the frame work in the current academic year and shift to the new pattern by next year. A team of 10 professors, each under the syllabi committee of CHSE, has prepared new syllabus for all the subjects in the three streams. There has been no change in the plus two examination or marking pattern.
New books of all the three streams will be printed before April next year, the same has been confirmed by the Odisha Sate Bureau of Text Book Preparation and Production.