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In its latest directive, the HRD ministry has proposed to have a common curriculum for science and maths subjects at the 10+2 level, across all boards of education, across the country. This proposal aims at providing the students a “level playing ground”.
MetroPlusasked city residents about their take on this issue. Most people felt that the proposal was praiseworthy and would help students from smaller towns to compete for seats at institutes such as the IITs, with students from the CBSE/ICSE board.
Some felt that often students from the state schools found it difficult to cope with the very high standards that many engineering colleges demand and this move would help bridge the gap.
Some people felt that the though the proposal was good, safeguards must be put in place to ensure a smooth transitionfor the students. Some felt that more time must be given to the schools and colleges to adapt to this system.
They felt that any hasty move would result in more problems for students and the schools alike. We sample some responses
It is a good proposal that will change the way higher education at the school level is perceived in the country. They must include all other subjects into this system soon so that they also get a level playing field. All colleges should have entrance exams.
It is a good move to ensure all students have a level playing ground and are not forced to lose out on account of some state boards being more liberal with marks than others. Entrance exams should be made the norm for college admissions.
The new proposal is broadly good, but I feel that the government must take steps to ensure a smooth transition, so that students and teachers are not put to any inconvenience. Entrance exams must be introduced for all colleges
Hari Govt. official
It is a very good proposal that will create a level-playing ground for students and will make the system fairer. I feel that the HRD ministry should also introduce entrances for all colleges also. These changes must be rolled out in a phased manner.
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