In line of the CBSE, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha has approved new syllabus for the higher secondary streams. The academic council committee took the decision recently and decided that the syllabus would be implemented from 2016-17 academic session.
According to Basudev Chhatoi, the CHSE Chariman, “The new syllabi is aimed to help Odia students fare better in various competitive and national level entrance exams like JEE, CAT, MAT, XAT and other competitive jobs. The new syllabus was prepared by syllabus committees on different subjects comprised of senior plus two teachers and subject experts from across the state.”
According to a senior officer of CHSE the new syllabus would focus on the objective pattern of questions that are pertinent with the CBSE syllabus. The examination pattern is also expected to change from the next academic year. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) enquired about the number of students who qualified for competitive exams like JEE (Main) and JEE (Advance) in the year 2013-14. It is from this report that the decision was taken to change the overall syllabus of the higher secondary level in the state.
Nearly 46 thousand students had undergone JEE Mains this year from the state off which only 3202 students qualified for the JEE Advanced round. Only 4.7% students from CHSE had cleared the JEE Mains this year, which certainly is a matter of concern for the state.