New Initiative of CBSE for Course Choices Students Must Know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has prepared a compendium of various courses, institutes and combinations of subjects available in higher education. The Board has taken the decision to help students know about the career s/he wants to peruse after passing out of Class XII.

The purpose of this compendium is also to generate enough curiosity in the students to explore further on the scope, possibilities, avenues, for each of these courses and to look for other options beyond these courses as well, stated CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal in a recent notification.

“CBSE has been known for taking student friendly initiatives in examinations, academics, vocational, inclusive education, sports and physical health education and much more. The Board has even gone beyond its mandate by providing first ever psychological counselling facility way back in 1998. It is now in its 22nd year with more value added features like counselling through pre-recorded IVRS, educative multimedia material on important issues like substance abuse, aggression, depression, special learning disability among students and coping with exam anxiety,” read the notification.

“As a sequel to the ongoing initiatives, CBSE has prepared a compendium of suggestive courses for students which will help them get information about various course choices, institutes and combinations available in higher education beforehand after class X itself,” added the release.

The compendium of courses after Plus II, is an earnest effort of the board to facilitate students while scouting for right course choices leading to higher education later.

“The publication includes various course options with different subject combinations. While all care has been taken to provide information, in brief, about the traditional, popular and new age courses, it is not possible to provide a comprehensive information considering that there are an estimated 900 universities and over 41,000 colleges in the country providing higher education and teaching a plethora of subjects,” she added in the release.

“The list courses and that of Institutes/Universities is only illustrative and in no way exhaustive. The intention is thus limited to creating awareness among the students. As most of these courses are also offered by several private institutions/universities, the readers are expected to research further by visiting the official websites of UGC, AICTE, NAAC and individual institutes. CBSE in due course of time will make efforts to update the content to the extent possible. The information is available at the official website: cbse.nic.in,” added the release.