Despite Ban, Parents Keen on PU Migration
Though the Department of Pre-University Education has barred migration from Central syllabus to state syllabus after Class 11, many parents are still keen on such changeover, which they feel helps their children do well in the final examination.
The PUE Department had stopped students from other boards (CBSE and ICSE) from getting admission to second-year PU course under state syllabus in the academic year 2013 itself. Despite this, many parents and students are still approaching the Department seeking permission to switch over to state syllabus.
According to the Department officials, in most of the cases, considering the question paper pattern of the state board, which seems to be liberal than other boards, students like to try their luck by joining state board.
“If they join, neglecting the direction from the Department, students will face problem during the examinations,” said Yellappa Dashavantar, Deputy Director of the PUE Department.
However, though the Department banned changing the board at Class 12 level, there are some colleges in the state which are assuring parents of getting approval from the Department and are still admitting students. “In such cases, the Board will not take responsibility. Unless the admission of the student is approved by the Board, he/she cannot appear for the final exams. Parents should be careful,” said Dashavantar.
As per information available from the Department, on an average, around 50 applications are received every year.
“This exercise of switching from other boards to state boards generally happens between April and June every year. In most of the cases, the Department realises only during the examinations when students/parents approach for admission ticket,” remarked another official from the academics section.
Considering the number of requests from the parents to switch over from other boards, the option was barred during 2013 as:
■ There will be difference in subjects they studied
■ In state board, they need to learn two compulsory languages, whereas other boards have one language
■ Even if students wish to join, they need to clear/pass the language offered at state board of Class 11 (first PU)
■ Till 2013, there were exceptions and the Department used to permit switchovers. But, since 2013, there is no such option
According to officials in the Department, the reasons why parents want a change for their children are:
■ The pattern of question paper seems liberal compared to other boards
■ With an eye on professional courses through Common Entrance Test (CET), parents prefer state boards thinking that their children can secure more percentage in PUC
■ Compared to CBSE/ICSE syllabus, state board is easier