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Odisha Plus II syllabus to be revised, panel meeting in August


Bhubaneswar: In view of perplexity occurred during Plus Two examinations this year, the School & Mass Education department decided to revise the current syllabus in all the streams.

The move came at a meeting chaired by School & Mass Education Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra held in the month of June.

The syllabus revision committee meeting will be held in August.

There are several errors found in the Plus Two syllabus, which was designed in CBSE standard in 2016, for which the confusion had occurred during last examinations and the authorities had to change the schedule of examinations, said an official source in the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha.

Even as the zoology and botany come under one subject Biology, these are being taught in classes as two subjects. The students are also appearing in the examination separately in both the subjects. Therefore, the authorities decided to fix the problem by revising the syllabus, he added.

According to reports, the committee that had designed CBSE model syllabus for 150 subjects in Plus Two courses prepared the syllabus hurriedly. In view of the errors made during preparation of the syllabus, the authorities will make some changes to it.

Official source said that a syllabus committee comprising of more than 10 senior lecturers in each subject has been formed. The committee will submit report to the department after reviewing the existing syllabus. Later, the report will be tabled at academic committee meeting. The syllabus will be revised after the panel gives nod for change.

The authorities have also decided to convene a meeting of committee assigned to make questions and discuss whether the question format to be changed.

Meanwhile, the admission of students appearing in Plus Two examinations in distance course education will be held through SAMS.

The notification in this regard will be out in August. As per the decision, the candidates can get admission online instead of rushing to the council office.