State panel to analyse Class IX to XII syllabus

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Speaking to Sakal Times, Deputy Director (Coordination) at MSCERT Vikas Garad, who is also a part of the committee, said the committee will analyse the methods of the State Board in comparison with those of the other boards.

PUNE: After the changes in the curriculum and pattern evaluation made for the students appearing for the board examinations in the past couple of years, the State Government has now appointed a committee under the State Education Commissioner to study these changes. 

State Education Minister Ashish Shelar stated that the committee has been directed to analyse the syllabus and evaluation of the State Board as well as other boards and present a report in next 10 days.

While the Class X curriculum was changed this year, evaluation pattern too was changed to introduce action sheets instead of the usual question papers. 

The committee has been asked to study the syllabus and assessment from Classes IX to XII. The report presented by the committee will be taken into account while making the decisions regarding the same.

“The changed evaluation pattern for Class X had stopped the internal marking system for languages and social science subjects. However, the other boards like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council of Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) still include the internal marks in the Board examination scores. Hence, there was a need to analyse the new curriculum and evaluation pattern,” the GR issued by the State Government reads.

The committee would comprise officials in the Education Department including Chairperson of the Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), Directors of Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training (MSCERT), Balbharti, Education Director (Secondary), etc.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Deputy Director (Coordination) at MSCERT Vikas Garad, who is also a part of the committee, said the committee will analyse the methods of the State Board in comparison with those of the other boards. 

“We had actually conducted this kind of research even before we withdrew the internal marking system for Class X this year. But since the parents continue to insist for the inclusion of internal marks again, we will now re-analyse everything and submit a new report,” Garad said.

While State Education Commissioner Vishal Solanki was not available for comment till the story went to press, State Board Chairperson Shakuntala Kale, when contacted, was not aware of the notification.

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