Pune: While a change in syllabus for Std XI is on cards for the next academic year, State Education Minister Vinod Tawde said that a committee of education experts will be established to compare the difficulty levels of the syllabus for Std XI and XII of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
He was speaking at the State Assembly session in Nagpur. The decision has been taken to see to it that both the curricula are actually on the same level.
The report is expected to be submitted to the State government before Diwali
Tawde further said, “We have syllabus committees for the syllabus of CBSE, ICSE and IB along with HSC. There isn’t much difference in the difficulty levels of both. While the students of the other boards answer examinations out of 500 marks, those of State board have to answer exam out of 650 marks. However, we are still forming a committee to study the same.” He also said that the decision about the syllabus and curriculum will be made in accordance with the report by the committee of the experts and in no way would the students be affected adversely.
The Std XI syllabus is being changed in order to increase the standard of the syllabus so that it comes on par with the CBSE/NCERT.
Usually, the textbooks are changed around every 10 years in the State, but this time, it seems that the Std XI textbooks are to be changed within five years itself.
The Std XI textbooks for science stream were earlier changed in the year 2012-13 and those for arts and commerce streams had been changed in 2013-14.