No plan to introduce common course for all boards: HRD-Ministry
The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Monday ruled out any plan to introduce a common course in CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards, saying the uniform syllabus across the country will not take into account the local culture and language. Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha also denied having any plan to close the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Here's more.
Uniform syllabus won't take into account local culture, language
Kushwaha wrote to the Lok Sabha, "The government does not plan to introduce a common course in CBSE, state education boards, NIOS, and ICSE." "Multiplicity of curricula and educational resources are desirable as the uniform syllabus across the nation does not take into account the local contexts, culture, and language," he said. Kushwaha added, "The government does not propose to close the NIOS."