The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has developed core syllabi in Science and Mathematics at the higher secondary level and a core syllabus in Commerce would be completed by next month.
The idea is to provide a level-playing field to all students to join professional courses, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said in Rajya Sabha today.
He said 21 educational boards had earlier agreed to adopt a core curriculum in science and mathematics at secondary level following a consensus arrived on this issue at the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meet in August 2009 to bring uniformity in these streams.“Accordingly, NCERT has developed core syllabi in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at higher secondary stage in collaboration with Council of Boards of Secondary Education and CBSE,” he said.
Sibal said the core syllabus for Commerce stream is likely to be completed by next month.
In August 2009, CABE had emphasised the need for all states to modify their curriculum, syllabi and textbooks on the basis of NCF-2005.
“It also endorsed the need for a core curriculum in science and mathematics at secondary and higher secondary levels across all Education Boards in the country, so as to provide a level playing field to all students to join professional courses,” Sibal said during the Question Hour.
However, he once again made it clear the government has no proposal to enforce a uniform school curriculum.
Sibal had earlier said all the 30 boards in the country have their own points of view and in such circumstances it was difficult to implement a uniform school curriculum at secondary and higher secondary level.