Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, Oct 29:
Odisha’s Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has agreed to implement a syllabus modelled on CBSE pattern for Plus Two students of the state.
The decision was taken at a high level meeting in New Delhi yesterday which was attended by 40 various boards across the country. It is intended at bringing in uniformity in the quality of education throughout the country.
Besides, the board members also agreed to complete the board examination by March 31 and announce the results by May every year. This would ensure the counselling process for admissions to centrally funded technical institutes including IITs and NITs are not delayed.
Notably, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Tuesday had recommended states to declare Plus Two results before May 31 every year as delay in declaring results by various state boards this year had led to the postponement of the counselling for admission to NITs, IITs and similar institutes.
The HRD ministry has been emphasizing on standardizing the curriculum across the country and plans to conduct orientation programmes for Plus Two and Plus Three lecturers.
“We have already taken steps to implement CBSE pattern syllabus, lecturers’ training, completing the examination by March and announcing the results by May every year. We have also brought in reforms in the examination process. We will try to increase the scale in coming days,” said CHSE Examination Controller Biranchi Narayan Mishra, who attended the meeting yesterday.
As per sources, the meeting also deliberated on a number of issues such as teaching-learning process in classrooms and making the evaluation system more robust among others. It was also decided to establish three other committees, which would look into adoption of best practices to check malpractices during the exams, training of teachers and designing a core course curriculum.