The Council for Indian School Certificate
Examinations (CISCE) have changed their syllabus from NCERT (National Council
of Educational Research and Training) to a curriculum prescribed by the Board
for classes from Pre-school to 8th standard. This will be
implemented immediately from the academic year 2017-18.
chief executive and secretary of CISCE, said that until now only 9th to 12th classes
were prescribed syllabus by the board and that this move would improve the
quality of education while also helping students who are taking up ICSE
examinations in a better way since the students will be able to prepare
much before their board examinations.
This new curriculum will be released on
November 23 in Lucknow at the 59th annual conference of ASISC‘s (Association
of Schools for the Indian School Certificate). Mr. Arathoon further
announced that there is also good news for the educationists who are planning
to start CISCE affiliated schools. Now the land requirement for the schools
to get affiliation is only 2000 square meters across the country, from the earlier
4000 sq.mt outside metropolitan cities and 2000 sq.mt in
He added that though the land area has been reduced, the
infrastructure and other facilities criteria will have to be met with. This
change, he said, is due to the fact that to start a school it is very
difficult to acquire 4000 sq.mt of land.