CISCE to revamp syllabus from next academic year

Berhampur: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) which has around 2000 schools affiliated to it in the country and abroad would revamp the syllabus from next academic year.

"We have already brought out the new text books recently and will be implemented from the next academic year," chairman of CISCE Jose Aikara said here on Saturday. He said the syllabus in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology have been changed as suggested by experts and keeping in view an uniform syllabus in the high school level as proposed by the government.

The government has proposed that the students would appear the examination to be held in 2014 in the uniform syllabus across the country, he said.

Aikara, who was here to attend the silver jubilee function of local De Paul Schoo, however, said the CISCE would maintain its distinct identity, different from others adding a little more courses in some of the subjects. "Extra courses, which are relevant to the students and help them in all India joint entrance examinations in engineering and medical, will be added," he said.

Aikara said CISCE making the subject like English language harder than its counterpart Council of Board Secondary Education (CBSE) keeping an eye on the future examinations of the students and aspirations of the parents. "The parents want their children to qualify in competitive examinations like engineering and medical conducted in English medium. We develop their skill in the language from the primary level," he said.