West Bengal reduces 35% syllabus, schools not to be reopened soon

Aveek Mazumdar, Head of the Expert Committee of School Education suggested to remove repetitive portions and to keep class-specific and conceptualised topics for 10th-12th syllabus.
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Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday announced that the state government had decided to reduce the syllabus of 10th and 12th Board Exams, 2021.

Addressing the press conference, the minister also stated that the government had decided to reduce 30%-35% of the syllabus and is not planning to reopen schools anytime soon.

The Syllabus Reforms Committee suggested the changes for the Madhyamik (Class 10) and Uchcha Madhyamik (Class 12) level.

However, the course load has been decreased only for the 2020-21 board exams.

As for the dates for the board examinations 2021, Education Minister Chatterjee said that an appropriate decision would be taken soon.

Regarding higher education, the minister told reporters that the government is planning to meet the vice-chancellors of state-run universities and other authorities to evaluate the feasibility of holding in-person classes from December.

The Madhyamik Parshad on Wednesday evening uploaded subject-wise reduced coursework on its website.

Aveek Mazumdar, Head of the Expert Committee of School Education, suggested that conceptualized and class-specific topics to be retained and repetitive and time-consuming chapters to be eliminated.

The expert committee will hold discussions with stakeholders and decide on the format of the exam soon.

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