State to adopt CBSE syllabus for I PU science

State to adopt CBSE syllabus for I PU science

State to adopt CBSE syllabus for I PU science

Addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said that his department had decided to adopt the CBSE syllabus for I PU science stream (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics) from June 2012, for starters. The syllabus will subsequently be incorporated in II PU as well.

The central syllabus will not be applicable to the arts and commerce streams as yet, as the government is still contemplating the change, he said.

The department will introduce bridge courses for SSLC students and teachers during the present academic year itself, so that they will be able to make the transition to the changed syllabus, when they seek admissions for PU, said Kageri.

The minister also said that the department was in the process of overhauling the syllabus from class 1 to 10 by adopting the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005 guidelines. Scholars, educationists, former education ministers and resource persons had been engaged to redesign the curriculum, which will more or less be on the lines of the central syllabus. The department had been working towards upgrading the State syllabus based on the NCF guidelines. The department will however introduce the new curriculum only for standards five and eight for the next academic year (2012-13). Kageri said all classes will follow the revised syllabus in 2013-14.

Printing press

The Education department also released calendars and diaries for the year 2012 . Kageri said the government printing press, which comes under his department, was mired in controversies. “Things have improved in the last three years. We now have a transparent system.”

He said that the security printing will be moved to Peenya next year where answer scripts for SSLC and PUC, budget-related papers, forest permits, etc, will be printed.

The printing press in Bangalore University campus was in good shape.

The department had shut down printing presses in Tumkur and Mangalore and disposed of obsolete machinery, which fetched Rs 60 lakh, he added.