Delhi to have its own independent school board other than CBSE

Meritnation|Sep 11th, 2019 05:37pm

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has recently unveiled the plan to form a new, independent education board for Delhi. It will not be a replacement for the CBSE but, a next-generation board to help students prepare for entrance examinations like JEE and NEET.

“This is an irony but I see it as a blessing that there is no education board in Delhi. We are preparing to give Delhi its own education board”, Deputy CM quoted.

The move was made with an aim to solve the current situation of students preparing for board examinations. The new board will resolve the problem of school students as it will help them prepare for engineering and medical entrance exams without having to seek the help from coaching centers.

Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s Education Minister told the media that the idea of a new education board was discussed way back in 2015. But, the government had to put the work on the back-burner to focus on building the infrastructure of the schools first. Now when the infrastructure has been improved it’s time to introduce the board.

“We thought about this in 2015 itself and even started working towards it. However, when we saw the condition of the buildings and got a sense of the scholastic environment in the classes, we realized that before introducing a new board, we had to first work on improving the infrastructure,” said the education minister.

Answering the query about how Delhi’s new School Board would be different from CBSE and other School Boards already operating in the country; Sisodia said that the new school board will follow grade based curriculum, there will be separate grades for subjects for students, keeping in mind what they want to pursue. 

Further elaborating, he added that subject wise grades will be introduced as part of the grade-based curriculum for the new board. For instance, Science subject might be split into four different grades i.e. Science for Doctors, Science for Engineers, Science for Sportspersons and Science for humanities. He explained, “if a child wants to become a journalist, he/she can take A grade language and maybe C grade of science so that if he has to cover science, he is well-versed with the basics.” 

If you want to know more about this new move you can find it in the book launched by Sisodia, titled ‘Shiksha’, which portrays the journey from his tenure as Delhi’s Education Minister.

The announcement of the new education board has come as a surprise for all. It is hard to predict whether the new board will simplify the education system in Delhi or complicate things. Not only that, it has left many questions unanswered such as, how will the students appearing for the new board compete with the students who have opted for CBSE or other state boards. 

If you too have your doubts/questions about the independent education board, tell us in the comments below. Rest assured we will be the first ones to inform you about any development on the topic. So stay tuned to this space.


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