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Class 12th students across 19 boards of education from all over the country will have core syllabus for science and mathematics from the next academic session of 2011-12.
The syllabus for science and mathematics has been developed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE). The syllabus will first be launched to students of Class 11 from this academic year 2011 in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics.
The first board examination for the courses with the newly launched syllabus will be conducted in the year 2013. The CBSE has already informed all the affiliated schools about the new syllabus and has also uploaded and published the new syllabus on its website. Other boards are still in the process of informing their schools and students regarding the changes in the syllabus pattern.
COBSE officials have said that there are presently 32 schools education boards in India, out of which 19 have confirmed to launch the new syllabus for science and mathematics. Other state board such as of Andhra Pradesh has decided to implement the syllabus from the next academic session in 2012.
The boards that have accepted to introduce the new syllabus from this academic session include two national boards, CBSE and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).
COBSE Joint Secretary Puran Chand informed that the CISCE has agreed to come on board in principle but has not yet finalised details. Also, about 6 schools board are yet to decide if they would introduce the new syllabus.
COBSE official also said that the UP schools education board, which is one for the largest in the country, has not yet finalised their decision regarding the implementation of the new syllabus. The main motive behind implementing the common syllabus is to offer a level-playing field to all science students who wish to appear for different competitive examinations for pursuing higher education.
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