Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to deal with the problems erupting due to change in subjects, the Central Board of Secondary Education has directed its affiliated schools not to entertain any request for subject change in Classes 10 and Class 12 on account of parents or students making their own arrangements to study.

To deal with the requests for subject change in classes 10 and 12, CBSE has framed Standard Operating Procedures for schools.

According to CBSE, classes 10 and 12 are a two-year course. Schools are expected to counsel students into opting subjects in classes 9 and 11 which they would like to continue in the next class and are available in the school.

"Several students want to change subjects when they move to class 10 and 12 on various grounds. As per revised norms, any request for change of subjects will be accepted provided such a request has been made before July 15 of the academic session. In order to streamline the process, the board has framed SOPs for the purpose," PTI quoted a senior CBSE official as saying.

"In no manner, any request to change the subjects that parents will make their own arrangement of study will be accepted by CBSE. Now, almost all the subjects have internal assessment and schools need to provide the performance in internal assessment of students," the official added.

As per the SOPs of the Board, a student needs to submit an official request to school along with supporting documents justifying the reason behind his/her move. Following this, the school will decide whether the request is genuine or not and whether the subject is available in the school.

The Board has also asked schools not to deviate from the direction.