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Karnataka PUC To Include CBSE Syllabus From 2012

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New PUC Syllabus In Karnataka
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus is said to be introduced in science stream (Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology) in Pre-University Course (PUC) in Karnataka from the upcoming academic year, said the Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri.

He also said to the reporters that “The 11th standard (first year PUC) students would have BCSE syllabus from 2012-13 and continue with it next year ie.. 12th Standard. Those who are in second PUC for the next year ie.. 2012-13 would already have the state syllabus”.

The minister included that “The aim is to see that the students are able to complete in all-India exams effectively. Also Bridge course would be conducted after SSLC (10th Standard) as students are bound to face some hardship and pressure while switching over to the CBSE syllabus. Not just students but teachers would also be trained for this process”.

Students of Fifth and Eighth standard will have new text books from the upcoming academic year 2012-13, while the remaining standards will have new books from 2013-14. The Course materials for CBSE are being finalized by resource persons as per the National Curriculum Framework 2005, the Minister said that adding extensive consultations has been held with former education ministers, experts and NGO's on uploading content in tune with present times. Meanwhile for this the Government will open a security press at Peenya in the next financial year.

The State Government's decision to upgrade the current science syllabus and bring it on par with that of the CBSE, in order to introduce the National Common Entrance Test for Medical, Engineering and other professionals (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test- NEET), has created ripples in the student community.

Pre-University (PU) students are yet to warm up to the proposal. While those who have studied ICSE or CBSE in school are not really affected, but those from the State may find it difficult. The students are somehow ready to embrace the change with a positive attitude and are hoping it will help them gain a better learning experience and act as a useful aid preparation for the Entrance Exams on a National Level.

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