50 schools to offer CBSE's international course
Around 50 domestic schools will offer Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)'s international programme lined along Geneva-based International Baccalaureate (IB) to help students looking to study in foreign institutions after class XII.education Updated: Feb 07, 2012 19:58 IST
Around 50 domestic schools will offer Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)'s international programme lined along Geneva-based International Baccalaureate (IB) to help students looking to study in foreign institutions after class XII.
The course known as CBSE-I is global curriculum based on enquiry based learning with flexibility in approach. The course offers social studies at local and global level and mathematics at 2 levels - core and elective for secondary classes. The assessment is school based with public exam in class X and XII.
HRD minister Kapil Sibal said students wanting to take admission in foreign institutions can take the IB course. "We are increasing choices for children and these are the choices with respect to those who want to take up IB course," he said.
Encouraging the introduction of the course, the Association of Indian Universities has given recoginition to the course and CBSE chairperson Vineet Joshi said the feedback from the schools having adopted the international course was positive.
As compared to IB, the CBSE-I is less expensive and a quality alternative to the international courses. The programme is available through the net open to both teachers and students.
Sibal expected that Kendriya Vidalayas and some other schools would come forward to adopt the programme.
According to CBSE, the International curriculum of CBSE-I caters to individual learning styles in terms of pedagogy and assessment. It will address global needs as well as relate to local issues and local culture.
Joshi said to make the programme more effective and to facilitate two-way communication between the students and parents, a new section has been added to the existing CBSE-I portal. This section is called the Parents and Students corner.
At present, about 26 schools in Middle East and some South East Asian countries have adopted CBSE-I.