Science subjects in UP Board's class XI and XII are all set to enter a new orbit, as the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad has decided to update the syllabus for intermediate classes. The changes have been made in sync with the syllabus offered by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Director Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad Basudev Yadav said, "The changes in the syllabus have been made, so that more UP Board students crack the national level competitive engineering and medical examinations. It is an effort to bring uniformity in syllabus."
The board has also taken care to include topics that are included in competitive examinations like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, CPMT and other national level exams. This has been done as per the directions given by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). According to the board officials, this year, class IX students will see the change in the syllabus and accordingly, next year, changes will be made in class XII syllabus. While elaborate changes have been done in biology, few additions and deletions of topics are done in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
No changes, however, have been made in the examination pattern. Among the major changes done in class XII syllabus includes adding topics like Pascal's law, thermal expansion, optics, electro-statistics, magnetic effect and magnetism in physics. In mathematics, linear inequality, mathematical reasoning, differential equation and three-dimensional geometry are the new topics. In chemistry, students will now study additional topics of polymer, ionic invasion, chemistry in everyday life, electro-statistics, metallurgy and others.
However, in biology, the board has added two units in paper I and one unit in paper II which deals with diversity of living world. Principal and teachers of various schools appreciated the board's move. "The syllabus of UP Board was outdated. This majorly affected students in appearing and qualifying the competitive examinations. It was after a long time that a positive change has been taken by the board in the interest of the students," said RP Mishra, principal, Queen's Inter College. The board has directed all schools in the state to impart education as per the new syllabus from academic session July 2012-13.
Courtesy: Times of India