The 600 students of Jammu and Kashmir whose admission to various government-run higher secondary schools in class 11 was cancelled by State Board of School Education(BOSE) because of their association with CBSE institutions till class 10th, have been readmitted by the board as an one time exception.
The State Board reconsidered their decision after a meeting with CBSE Chairman, Vineet Joshi on Saturday.
“We have taken a decision in favor of students. As a one time concession we will reconfirm the admission of these 600 students,” said Secretary BOSE, M.S Bloeria.
The students studied in Kendriya Vidyalayas up to Class 10 and were admitted in higher secondary schools that are under BOSE, whose syllabus and exams have been modeled on norms set by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
At the Kendriya Vidyalaya the students were given both the options (CBSE and the NCERT). The students said those appearing under the CBSE pattern could not seek admission in schools under BOSE, but those choosing the second option could.
However the board officials said that the problem was not the pattern of examination but the difference of 6 months in academic year of the two.
“Schools under CBSE complete their academic year in March and while as those under BOSE complete it in October. Hence any student coming from CBSE School to BOSE School would not be able to complete his one year,” said Bloeria.
“Hence from now onwards we have decided that the students coming from CBSE schools would be admitted only when they seek admission on the start of academic session of BOSE. That means they would have to contribute complete 24 months for their 11th and 12th classes,” he said.
“Earlier they would contribute only 16 to 18 months for their 11th and 12th classes as they would seek admission in the mid of the session,” he added.