No call taken on exam for +2 first year

Bhubaneswar: The State government has failed to take a call on Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE)’s approach to conduct first year examination for +2 students.

A meeting in this regard was held today at Secretariat, which was chaired by Development commissioner in presence of Higher Education secretary and CHSE chairman today. However, it failed to take a final call on the matter citing absence of required information.

“We could not reach any conclusion today as we need further information. The CHSE has been asked to provide the same. Another meeting will be convened to discuss the matter”, Higher Education secretary Ranjana Chopra said.

The council, on the other hand, said it will provide all necessary data very soon to the department.

“We had given all necessary documents. But, some further information are required. I will try to gather these as soon as possible. Then after, a decision will be taken in another meeting”, CHSE chairman Basudev Chhatoi said.

The CHSE Examination Committee had approached the State Government in 2015 to introduce examination in first year by amending the Odisha Higher Secondary Act, 1982.

Examination in the first year was recommended by the Higher Education department’s fact finding committee, which was constituted in 2014 to suggest changes in Plus-Two syllabus, examination and evaluation. The committee had submitted its final report to the department last year and recommended examination for Plus-Two first year.