Results of Class X of ISCE and CBSE boards were declared recently & while setting up their careers, students are pondering which of the 3 boards – ICSE, CBSE & Maharashtra state board - would best facilitate them in classes XI - XII. Though numerous students from CBSE & ICSE have already registered in their own schools for Class XI, some are waiting for online FYJC admissions, which will commence after the declaration of SSC results.
At RN Podar School, Mumbai 90 per cent of students stay back. "We carry out admissions based on Class IX & X marks and don’t wait for the board results. Parents and students favor to prolong in school as the environment is very encouraging. Parents sometimes feel their kids entail care & that being in school is the finest way for a smooth move to college," said the Principal, Avnita Bir.
A number of students go for CBSE in classes XI & XII if they desire to appear for science related competitive examinations. "The syllabus is very methodical & practical. It is an advantage for students who want to appear for entrance exam," said Dilip Rajapurkar, father of CBSE student of Class X.
Correspondingly, students of ICSE board too have registered themselves in ISC schools & have already instigated classes. "I am yet to make a decision whether I want to pursue medicine or engineering but it will be either of the two. In view of the fact that the ISC syllabus is very comprehensive, I did not desire to go into the race for junior college admissions," stated Karishma Behl, signed up at Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai, for Class XI. ISC is also a favored choice for students who desire to study abroad.
Anwesha Bhattacharya, a student from Lilavatibai Podar School, Mumbai, said she will continue at her school as she desires to pursue a degree in economics at foreign university. Alternatively, students who hope to pursue a degree in commerce prefer to switch to a junior college which also has a degree college attached.