Higher Edu Council Plans New Course

September 08, 2011
Higher Education
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) will introduce a new course curriculum for Plus-II from the coming academic session. The new curriculum will be framed in the line of the national level curriculum of CBSE and NCERT. This was announced at the 29th foundation day of the council here on Wednesday.

Vice chairman of the council, G S Acharya said, "Since Plus-II result plays a very crucial role in the career of a child and it is also the minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in most of the all-India entrance tests, the curriculum of the council must be at par with other boards. The syllabi will be revised keeping in view the performance of students in the national level entrance tests like IIT, NIT, AIPMT and AIEEE. Though our text books are up-to-date, we would upgrade the curriculum in consultation with experts." Besides, a series of examination reforms are also in the pipeline to streamline the examination, official sources said.

Higher education minister Badri Narayan Patra said, "The government is planning to introduce assessment of junior colleges in the line of NAAC, which will reveal the status and standard of junior colleges. There are large-scale mismanagement in junior colleges in enrollment of students, recruitment of teachers and examination and evaluation process."

He said, "The e-admission process of this year showed how colleges had been misguiding the government by showing false records. Earlier we could not know the exact numbers of vacancies but this year over 50,000 seats are lying vacant in different colleges."
Secretary of higher education department Chandrasekhar Kumar said, "Council should track the career of best students so that it could help in maintaining a record of brilliant students." He also gave emphasis on use of internet for providing references to students and help them in their studies.

Source: timesofindia.com