Karnataka government has decided to introduce CBSE syllabus for 11th standard students for the academic year 2012 – 2013 while 12th standard students will have state board syllabus.
The move was taken to groom students at par with the different competitive examination . Interim courses will be conducted for 10th standard students to help them cope up with the class 11th CBSE pattern of learning.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said
Fifth and 8th standard students will get new text books from the coming academic year (2012-13), while the remaining standards would have new books from 2013-14 session.
Central Board of Secondary examination (CBSE) has announced the date of All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). The prelims will be held on 1st April 2012 and the main exam on 13th April 2012. This step was taken by CBSE due to postponement of NEET-UG ( National Eligibility cum entrance test for undergraduates).
The AIPMT exam syllabus, exam centers and question pattern of the exam will remain exactly the same as it was in 2011.
Karnataka chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda has decided not to participate in NEET till 2014. He stated that there is difference in plus two state syllabus and CBSE syllabus on which the NEET examination is based.
He stated that the state will adopt national syllabus for the science stream in the new academic year 2012 – 2013. This will help them prepare for the NEET entrance test in the year 2014.
A year long campaign has been launched for Right to education where headmasters from 13 lakhs primary school will be reading out Prime minister, Manmohan Singh's message on November 11, 2011.
The message has been translated in to 14 Indian languages so that it touches the heart of the Indian masses. Shiksha Ka Haq or Right to education will set history as it involves lakhs of Volunteers and hundreds of community based organizations to participate in the door to door campaign till 11th November 2012.
CBSE is introducing new Curriculum called CBSE – i. This syllabus has got an international approach with more emphasis on practical and analytical learning than memorization. Anjali Chhabra, education officer at the CBSE in New Delhi told that subjects will have global perspective. For example history will have international approach rather than just Indian.