A decision has been taken in the education ministry that from the next academic year CBSE syllabus would be introduced in science stream (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology) in Pre-University Course (PUC) in Karnataka.
Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, Primary and Second Education Minister, said, “CBSE syllabus would be introduced in science stream (physics, chemistry, maths, biology) in Pre-University Course (PUC) in Karnataka from the next academic year.”
Kageri informed further, “First year PUC students (11th standard) would have CBSE syllabus from 2012-13 and continue with it next year (12th standard). Those who are in second PUC (12th standard) next year (2012-13) would, however, have state syllabus. The aim is to see that the students are able to compete in all-India exams effectively.”
While talking about the bridge course, Kageri said, “Bridge course would be conducted after SSLC (10th standard) as students are bound to face some hardship and pressure while switching over to the CBSE syllabus.”
As far as the course material is concerned, “Course materials on the lines of CBSE are being finalised by resource persons as per the National Curriculum Framework 2005,” the Minister said. “Extensive consultations had been held with former education ministers, experts and NGOs on updating content in tune with present times,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Government would open a security press at Peenya here in the next financial year, informed Kageri.
Finally, Kageri informed about a mega cultural fest and said that the two-day "Kadambotsava-2011", a mega cultural fest, would be held at the ancient city of Banavasi in Uttara Kannada district from December 24. On the occasion, the coveted "Pampa Prashasti" award would be presented to acclaimed Kannada literary figure Chandrashekar Patil (Champa) by Karnataka chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda.