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Updated: October 26, 2012 20:54 IST

CBSE course committees to have student nominees

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Vineet Joshi, Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Photo: R. Ragu
The Hindu Vineet Joshi, Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Photo: R. Ragu

Students who have passed out class XII will get a chance to participate in CBSE course committees which are reconstituted every three years.

Based on the performance and in consultation with the schools, CBSE will nominate students to these committees.

CBSE is confident that the student-nominees will actively contribute towards the development of its courses.

It also considers the involvement of students in framing the syllabus essential since the nominees will have a clear understanding of the prospects of the subject along with the limitations.

“We wish to make the courses and syllabus more inclusive and application-based. Since the course and syllabus prepared by committees is to be followed by students, we will hear their voice. I am sure the inputs given by the students will help designing the courses better,” said CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi.

CBSE has Course Committees for all its courses including vocational subjects. The committee discusses, debates, collects various inputs and ideas related to subject disciplines and reviews them to suit the needs of its students, parents and society.

The course committees comprise professors from universities, NCERT experts, teachers and subject experts from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan, private and public schools and working teachers.

Mr. Joshi said CBSE is keen to understand the trends among students regarding the scope of the major subjects it offers as well as their link with university/vocational degrees in India and abroad.

This will help improve the continuous and comprehensive evaluation-based educational system initiated by the Board.

It is desirable to include the best performer(s )in XII standard in committees constituted to formulate and upgrade sylabi.At least occasion may be made mandatorily to hear the views of students in chalking out course curricula including sylabi.The XII standard is the foundation from where students move to Universities for higher studies or move to technical institutes for skill empowerment or turn to self employment in endless venues of income generation and national building .Many move to Armed forces, police,railways,service sectors and so on.It is also desirable to hear employers views both foreign and domestic.Communication skill and proficiency in at least three languages are a must in addition to computer use skills.Comming days will witness need for multiple employment for decent living.Financial sector especially insurance,deposits mobilization,retailing finances,loans and recovery etc demand huge man power.Projections on employment are quite stimulating.The VII is the window.

from:  Dr K V Peter
Posted on: Oct 27, 2012 at 17:13 IST

A praiseworthy decision of the government to empower the student community. This will
make the student community responsible to themselves, to the parents and the nation.
Such measures will reduce the tension and the indecipline in the school campuses. Such
Progressive measures can be extended to the colleges as well.
C.P.Chandra Das from USA.

from:  Cp Chandra das
Posted on: Oct 27, 2012 at 03:41 IST

The inclusion of student representatives in such high level committees is really
commendable. The government is empowering the student committee by this bold
measure, and the student representatives should take full advantage of this revolutionary
measure to create an impact on their responsibilities to the nation and to improve the
Currucualam of the students undergoing the current programme. C.p.Chandra das

from:  C.p.Chandra das
Posted on: Oct 26, 2012 at 21:25 IST
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