Thursday, February 9, 2012, 14:09
On February 7th, 2012 Kapil Sibal, HRD Minister has announced that the ministry may soon introduce the international syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education- CBSE in about 50 affiliated schools in India on a trial basis. The CBSE-I curriculum will be for students choosing the boards such as the International approval .
The international syllabus will be implemented for class 1 to class 12 and students will be taught through e-books. The CBSE-I students will have an advantage over other CBSE students as they will learn more foreign languages and different curriculum for other subjects.
Sibal added that this will serve as an option for Indian students going abroad for higher studies after class XII. The CBSE-I curriculum has already been implemented in nearly 25 schools in South Asian and Gulf countries. Indian Schools have also expressed interest to introduce the course from the next academic session.
The CBSE-I curriculum will be introduced initially in some government and private schools including Kendriya Vidyalayas for trial. The ministry has proposed the annual program registration fees as Rs. 1 Lakh. Sibal said; “The online structure is the unique feature of CBSE-I curriculum and thus it has been decided to expand it in India in the near future. The government is also planning to provide Aakash Tablet to each students which will further add to the importance of CBSE-I curriculum.