As Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is increasing getting the responsibility to conduct large scale entrance examination, a letter has been written to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) in this regard.
Details of the issue:
- In the letter, CBSE has said that the practice of it being asked to conduct various examinations which are outside its purview is creating an extraneous burden on it
- As per sources, this announcement has come bit ahead of the UGC-NET exam, which is likely to be held in early next year
- Further, CBSE chairperson R K Chaturvedi wrote that holding large scale examinations like these stretches its resources
Statements from the officials:
Moreover, Chaturvedi has told the ministry that to raise the quality of education, the CBSE should focus on its core areas.
"The CBSE has expressed a view that it has been holding examinations ranging from entrance to undergraduate courses, to recruitments for institutions like Kendriya Vidyalayas to UGC-NET. He has conveyed that as these tests are large scale, they stretch CBSE's resources and affect the overall functioning," a senior HRD ministry official said.
After getting the reports, CBSE will conduct the recruitment exam for teachers for Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
However, it has been suggested that a different mechanism should be set up for this exercise.
About conducting other exams:
In a recent statement, a senior HRD ministry official said, "It is still fine that the CBSE should conduct school level exams. But there are other exams of a different level. But till the time an alternate system is in place, the CBSE may be asked to conduct these exams."
Also, officials added that the board might conduct the upcoming UGC NET examination.