Finding common ground

Finding common ground

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Finding common ground

Students in general are happy with the idea of a uniform syllabus.

Gaurav, Student
Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College


“I totally disagree with the idea that there can be a common syllabus for the whole country when there is so much disparity in school facilities and teaching methods. We will either dilute the existing high standards of Central boards or make the level of state boards unrealistically high. Right now, students have a choice to opt for tougher or easier syllabus depending on aptitude. It should stay this way.” 

Raunaq, Student
Bangalore International School


“There are no easy answers because the question of finding a common syllabus, which will be fair to students from different sections and educational backgrounds, is very complicated.The Central Boards are known for their high standards and State boards are generally much easier. A lot of thought needs to go into this before any drastic steps are taken.”

Prerana, Student
Mount Carmel College


 “Right now, there is a noticeable difference in syllabus between State and Central boards and a distinct bias towards a certain section of students.This will vanish if the syllabus becomes common throughout the country. It will also make it easier for students to compete in common entrance exams. It is a welcome move and should be put in motion.”

Deepika, Student
Christ PU College


“Coming from a different State Board like Maharashtra, I can well-appreciate the need for a common syllabus.This will  give students from different parts of the country a level playing field. It will also help iron out any variations in the curriculum of different school boards and will make it easier to prepare for the common entrance exams.” 

Pooja, Student
Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College


“I think that if there is a common syllabus for math and science, there will be an increase in the aptitude level of students and scope for better educational standards across the country. With a common syllabus, there can be a common base upon which the universities across can shortlist their candidates without discrimination. It’s a good move.”

Uday, Student
Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College


“Kapil Sibal’s initiative is very welcome. It seems like the beginning of educational reforms and will go a long way in creating broader opportunities for meritorious students. From a student’s perspective, it will increase the competition further. Kapil Sibal’s initiatives to create a uniform curriculum for the science streams across all the school boards is very welcome. It seems like this would be the beginning of educational reforms in India.This will certainly go a long way in creating broader opportunities for meritorious students as it will hopefully bring about a level-playing field. From a student’s perspective, it will increase the competition further.”

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