The adoption of pattern of education as well as syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by other medium schools has started, with its implementation initially seen in some 452 government schools falling under the Union Territory of Puducherry, as informed by Chief Minister N Rangasamy.
The English medium schools had the change in pattern introduced in class Ist to VIth, whereas the schools of Tamil medium of other regional languages will see the new pattern introduced in class 1st only. However, in the upcoming years, the CBSE pattern will gradually be introduced in higher standards.
The move of state government to introduce the CBSE pattern has been adopted by the government to have consistency and uniformity in the education system in schools.
It has been premeditated that Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu medium schools would completely be following CBSE by the year 2025-2026, while English medium schools would adopt the pattern a little earlier by 2020-2021.
As per what director of school education E Vallavan said, a three-language formula would be set up in Mahe and Yanam regions, while, Puducherry and Karaikal regions will be following the two- language system, the same as what Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is following.
The schools in Puducherry and Karaikal regions will have to teach Tamil and English languages from class Ist to Vth while from VIth to VIIIth, Tamil will be replaced by Hindi and English and Hindi will remain as a compulsory subject, at the same time Tamil and French both will be offered as an optional subject. Further, in class IX and X Tamil, Hindi, French will be categorized as optional subject and English will be made compulsory to be studied.
The education director mentioned that in X board only those can appear who will pass the VIIIth-level examination in functional Hindi.
In Classes I to VIII, the curriculum and textbooks of NCERT would be implemented, while for classes IX and X the curriculum and textbooks prescribed by CBSE would be followed.