Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17:
The Academic Committee of the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) Odisha today ratified new syllabi for plus two students in the state, said an official of the CHSE here today.
The new syllabi designed in line with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabi will be implemented from the next academic year, the official added.
“We had asked our syllabus committees on different subjects to prepare syllabi in line with CBSE syllabi so that our students are better prepared to face all India entrance examinations. We got the syllabi ratified by the academic committee at today’s meeting. Chairpersons of all syllabus committees are members of our academic committee; this apart the committee has five more members. Accordingly new text books will be prepared. The new syllabi will be applicable from the next academic year,” informed Basudeb Chhatoi, chairman CHSE to reporters here.
The decision in this regard was taken at the CHSE headquarters here. While the new syllabi focuses on objective pattern as in CBSE syllabi, a decision was also taken to bring changes in the existing examination pattern, the official revealed.
The decision was taken with an objective to better performances of students from Odisha in the all India entrance examinations, the official added.
Notably, a high level meeting held in New Delhi in the last week of October attended by officials of 40 Plus Two boards from across the country discussed at length in bringing in uniformity in the quality of education throughout the country.
Besides, the Plus Two board members also agreed to complete the board examination by March 31 and announce the results by May every year which would ensure students of all boards to participate in the counselling for admissions to central technical institutes like IITs and NITs.
It may be mentioned here that the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry 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.