Kochi: A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court has adjourned to Thursday the hearing on an appeal filed by the State Government against a single judge’s order restraining the State Government from changing the Plus One syllabus of physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology, geography, economics and political science in the current academic year

The Bench of Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice K.T. Sankaran, during the hearing on Wednesday, asked the Advocate-General to explain the reasons for not revising the syllabus last academic year. It was brought to the notice of the Court that the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) had changed the syllabus in 2005.The State followed the syllabus of NCERT in higher secondary schools. Issuing an interim order, the single judge had observed that the NCERT revised the syllabus every three years. The last revision took place in 2005. Therefore, a change in syllabus was due next academic year. The single judge had found considerable force in the contention of the petitioners that if at all the Government wanted to update the syllabus, nothing prevented it from taking the decision well in advance. This had not been done till June.

Raghavan’s plea

Justice K.M. Joseph adjourned to Wednesday the hearing on a petition filed by M.V. Raghavan, former chairman, Kerala State Cooperative Hospital Complex and Centre for Advanced Medical Services, which runs the Pariyaram Medical College, seeking to change the venue of elections to the hospital society. He sought a direction for fixing the venue either in Thiruvananthapuram or in Thrissur. The present venue is a school at Cheruthazham in Kannur. The election is scheduled on September 23.