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Manish Sisodia

Delhi to have its own education board: Manish Sisodia

September 11, 2019

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia announced Delhi will have its own education board which is not a replacement for the CBSE. It will be a next generation board to help students prepare for entrance examinations like JEE and NEET. The board is intended to be the answer to the current situation, where students prepare for board examinations with the help of schools but have to take the help of coaching centres to clear engineering and medical entrance exams, Manish Sisodia added.

“We thought about this in 2015 itself and even started working towards it. However, when we saw the condition of the buildings and got a sense of the scholastic environment in the classes, we realised that before introducing a new board, we had to first work on improving the infrastructure,” Sisodia told PTI. 

Since he is also Delhi’s Education Minister, he said the government has put the work on the new board on the back-burner to focus on building infrastructure. But it is time to create a new Delhi education board, he explained – “The government is working on it (the new board).”

Regarding further information about how the board and its curriculum is likely to be, he said the plan is to have separate grades for subjects for students, keeping in mind what they want to pursue. “You have four grades for subjects. For instance, divide science into four grades – science for doctors and engineers, science for sportsperson, science for humanities. If a child wants to become a journalist, he/she can take A grade language and maybe C grade of science so that if he has to cover science, he is well-versed with the basics.” 

Source: PTI

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