The Karnataka government is all set to implement state syllabus for both CBSE and ICSE schools in the state.

 

The announcement was made by the state's primary and secondary education minister Tanveer Sait.

 

"We are in the process of preparing the rules and regulations for state syllabus to be implemented till class VIII in CBSE and ICSE schools," Times of India quoted Sait as saying.


The minister said that the government recently found out from the CBSE that they do not prescribe any syllabus till class VIII. It is only from class IX that the prescribed CBSE syllabus is implemented. Hence, an exemption that the government had given to CBSE and ICSE schools from following the state syllabus will now be withdrawn.


"We will be bringing all schools under our purview till class VIII," the minister said.


However, it is understood that the government will not interfere in CBSE and ICSE schools that already have the no objection certificate (NOC) from the state to follow prescribed NCERT textbooks from classes V to VIII.

 

Only the schools which do not have the NOC from the state will have to prescribe to the state syllabus.

 

Meanwhile, there a revision of textbooks under the state syllabus is underway. The state government has also decided to prescribe the CBSE syllabus from class IX onwards in state schools and for the SSLC board examinations.