Bhubaneswar: The meeting of academic council committee of Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) that was held on Tuesday flagged off new prospectus which is to be added in plus two courses just like that of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). According to official sources, the newest syllabus shall be put into implementation from 2016-17 academic years.
"The change in syllabus in executed for the betterment of Odisha students in a way to help them crack various national level competitive exams like CAT, MAT, JEE, XAT and a few other recruitment tests" spoke Mr Basudev Chhatoi, "Chairperson of CHSE". He added further "In devising new syllabus, experienced plus two teachers and subject specialists from different states made remarkable contribution, equally in different subjects".
'To design Objective type questions in the syllabi was the primary concern as resembled in CBSE course outline and therefore, the examination pattern need to get through a change' said a high-ranking officer.
It was only after a reliable confirmation from Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) about the precise figure for number of state students qualifying in JEE(Mains) and JEE(Advance) in year 2013-14. Also, CAG monitored the count of students who made it into the prestigious institutes like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT's) and National Institute of Technology (NIT's), the official narrated.
"An exploratory team was assigned a demanding task of examining poor presentation of state board students in several competitive exams, by the Higher Education Department. The conclusion included the proposal for revision of the old syllabus to a new one" were the words of a senior official.
'CHSE, triumphantly processed the syllabus revision in October and submitted it for the review to Academic Council Committee' uttered Mr Chhatoi.
As per a survey, 46,096 students have appeared for the JEE Mains exam, out of which only 3202 students qualified for JEE Advance with flying colours. A further investigation resulted in detailed information like 1364 i.e. 15% of students from CBSE and 130 (12%) from ICSE and 1688 (4.7%) from CHSE had successfully cracked JEE Mains. After the manipulation it came out that only 6.95 % students from Odisha could clear JEE Mains and appear for JEE Advanced.