The University Grants Commission (UGC) taking one step forward, in its recent letter to all the institutes, has asked all the Universities to recognize CBSE’s International (CBSE-i) Curriculum programme and create awareness in regards to the programme with the affiliated colleges; instructing them for its recognition and its inclusion under the University Recognition Policy.
As notified by Dr. Shakeel Ahmad, Deputy Secretary in a recent notice on UGC website; “This was a necessary step for the students of Grade XII passing out this year and following CBSE-i curriculum. Also, for it is sure of them to apply for foreign Universities this year.”
The CBSE-i curriculum modeled and executed in 2012 satisfies the International norms and is at par with any other International curricula such as International Baccalaureate (IB) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), etc.
The didactic assessment based on CBSE-i curriculum caters an individual to view in a broader and global prospect both for the overseas students and their indigenous local counterparts. The programme has been approved by the Association of Indian Universities.
The then HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal, during the launch of programme provided a gist of the content being 70 per cent global and the rest being localised.
Visualising a broader platform as introduced by the CBSE-i curriculum where the students find more options than those of the three monotonous one (Science, Commerce & Mathematics). The new curriculum consists of Languages, Performing arts, Visual arts, Physical Education, Social Science, Life Skills, Research Projects, Science and Mathematics as subjects.
Mathematics is further divided into ‘Elective’ and ‘Core’, which an individual can choose as per his /her interest. Social Science has a globalised approach along with the essence of the locally relevant components, i.e., on the basis of the locality of the school, Science has been took care with more emphasis on skilled performance.
So far, about 50 schools in the country have started with this programme. The entire curriculum is taught with the help of e-books and includes foreign languages. This will prove beneficial for the students who want to pursue their higher education abroad.