The Karnataka High Court on Monday refused to interfere with the State government’s notification through which it had decided to introduce CBSE model syllabus for various classes in three phases from the academic year 2012-13.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice B.V. Nagarathna said the decision was based on the National Curriculum Framework 2005 prepared by experts and the court could not interfere in such matters in the absence of any legal violation. The court was hearing a public interest litigation petition filed by Prakash V. Hebballi from Dharwad who said the switch was without any preparation and would affect students and teachers, who would find the new syllabus tougher.

The Bench said the apprehensions expressed by the petitioner were at best his own and neither the students nor teachers were in court.