Common syllabus for Group-1 exams throughout India
Common syllabus for Group –1 exams throughout India is a topic of much discussion since long time. As per the opinion of the Intellectuals and Experts are considered, always it is better to have the common syllabus for Group – 1 exam. Even though the weather was not so conducive to have the common syllabus for group-1 throughout India, efforts were on to bring it about. . For a country like India, where we are having different languages, different standards of living, different levels of social and economical issues, to bring out a change in the education system is not an easy task for the government. Even though there is stiff, opposition to the proposal the government is all set to decide the common syllabus at all levels like Undergraduate, Postgraduate as well as research level. Some are under opinion that the prevailing education system under Article 21A of the constitution was inconsistent.
The centre is keen to propose a uniform syllabus especially for Science subjects, as the syllabuses across boards in India are vary in nature. The centre is also planning to stream line the issues like examination dates and results declaration date (by considering the local events and holidays).Because some states have more objective type questions (which means that the students can score higher marks), and in some other states more weightage is given to subjective-type questions, experts are in the view that there should be a common format for the question paper to ensure quality is maintained across boards.
According to the officials of the Government, the idea behind introducing a common syllabus and changing examination pattern is to improve the standard of education system. A” Model standard syllabi” had been prepared by comparing the existing system with various syllabi of national and international universities.
According to the opinion of the Honorable Supreme court of India, a common curriculum and a common syllabus is required to achieve the objective of the Right of education (RTE) Act to every child of 6 to 14 years. According to this, they should be provided with free, compulsory education and quality education without any discrimination on the ground of their economic, social and cultural background. It also feels that ‘destiny of a country rests with its youth’.
The decision of the Central Government to implement a revised syllabus in under graduate technology and science curriculum across all state-run universities has received a split opinion among some section of academics. They fear that it may interfere with the autonomy of the universities results in the detriment of academic autonomy. On the other hand, some are arguing that every university has its own uniqueness and resources. There might be a uniform framework but flexibility should be there.
As far as the majority opinion is considered, before proceeding for final decision to implement the concept of common syllabus there should be through consultations and wide spread discussions have to be conducted to bring consensus among various concerned sections throughout country to arrive at amicable solution.