News: K-12 2012
April 2012

News: K-12 2012

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CBSE Students Get Option to Switch to ISC schools

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has issued a circular whch will let Class 10th CBSE students who appeared for the school based-exam this year to apply to Class 11 in Indian Secondary Certificate (ISC) schools. This is the second year that Class 10th  CBSE students could  choose between boards and school-based exams. Last year, the CISCE said it would not allow students who took the school-based exam to apply to ISC schools, but retracted its decision in July. This year, they have informed schools well in advance.

All ISC schools received the circular a day after the CISCE took the decision.

AIPMT Admit Cards Go OnlineAll India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test 2012, conducted by CBSE, has made admit cards available online for students appearing for the tests. This year admit
cards will only be available online and won’t be dispatched by post as was the practice during previous years.CBSE has uploaded all admit cards on its website and students are being asked to download and retain them till seat allocation is done at the exam centre. According to Controller of examination (COE), students can rectify mistakes on their admit card till March 23.

CBSE to Add New Courses

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to revamp its curriculum with new courses and innovations in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). There will be new courses such as retail, logistics and fitness and gym. Of  these fitness and gym will be introduced in the next academic year.

The school projects will be more syllabus-oriented and done in classroom. So, parents will be freed of project work, and there will be no need to purchase study materials. Teachers should integrate the project with the curriculum in such a way that many subjects are involved.

Students will be guided through skill training for which teachers will be coached and parent advocacy chosen to act as bridge between the Board and the school.


Madras HC stays Govt Order on formation of School Management Committees

The Madras High Court has stayed the operation of a Government Order issued by the School Education Department on December 26, insisting that all aided schools in Tamil Nadu constitute School Management Committees (SMC) for planning, monitoring and implementing the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

Justice V Dhanapalan granted the interim stay on a writ petition filed by Rehamania Higher Secondary School, represented by its manager and correspondent S.S. Hassan Aboobacker, at Melapalayam in Tirunelveli district.

The school claimed that the exclusion of school management from the SMC amounted to interfering with the right of minorities to administer educational institutions.


CBSE Schools in Chandigarh to Introduce Mass Media Course

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to start mass media as one of elective subjects in Class XI and XII, in the new academic session in Chandigarh.

The course has already been introduced in Delhi and Mumbai last year. The syllabus for the subject will remain the same for students in Chandigarh schools. It is currently available on CBSE’s website. As per the Board’s framework, the students will primarily be trained in creative writing and basic communication skills. In addition, the students will also be encouraged to bring out newsletters.The Board has directed all the 61 CBSE-affiliated senior secondary schools in the city to register for introducing the course in Class XI from this year.


CBSE exam Answer Sheets made Available to Students

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students can now on apply to get a photocopy of their answer sheets after their board results (classes X and XII) are out. Following a Supreme Court order in August 2011, students appearing in an examination have a right to view their answer sheets if they want to. Students will receive photocopies of their answer sheets as per the request within 15 days of submitting their application forms. Students can  also continue to avail of the marks verification facility.


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