In another speech that would confirm what the Union government has on the cards for CBSE schools, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday re-iterated his wish to make Class X CBSE board examination mandatory.
However, the implementation of such a decision, will not be done off the cuff but will be induced in the beginning of a new academic year only, he assured.
"I want to start CBSE tenth board exams because all other students, other than CBSE are appearing for board exams. But for CBSE, it is an option. So why?," Javadekar said on his grievance about the imparity in schools while speaking at an interaction organised by FICCI.
The minister expressed his empathy for parents who have children studying in CBSE schools raising concerns about the month of March approaching when they would need to prepare their wards for the annual exam and sought time for preparation in case the exam pattern was changed to board exam.
"I said whatever I may change this year, will be implemented in 2017-18 cycle, not this year," Javadekar clarified.
He also said that the government is planning to bring in a new system under which educational institutions are regulated. "Apart from NAAC ratings, the ranking of the educational institution in the HRD ministry's NIRF rankings will be taken into consideration to grade them," he said.
On functioning of the higher education institutes he said, "For the best institutes there will be maximum autonomy and minimum regulation, for the next category there will be a balance of autonomy and regulation."
"For those institutes which are a behind these two categories would have more regulation and less autonomy. Quality is the biggest challenge in the education sector."
"HRD Ministry is also working on the selection of world class educational institutions," he added.