This in turn will increase the stress on students. The board should have carried out the upgrade phase-wise. I don’t know about the next batch, but the current batch will suffer if the board does not take any corrective measures now,” said another teacher.
Ruzbea Patel (17), an HSC student, said, “I want to opt for medical. I will have to score well in my HSC examination. But with this syllabus, I’m not sure if this will be possible.”
Teachers have also alleged that training workshops for the new syllabus were not systematic. The state board has not distributed model question papers based on the changed syllabus yet, the claim.
State board officials say the change in syllabus will help students when they appear for national-level competitive examinations. “This upgraded syllabus will iron out many hurdles for students appearing for all-India level competitive examinations. There might be some problems in the beginning, but standardisation is important to avoid problems in future. At the same time, we are still reviewing the books,” said Sarjerao Jadhav, chairman of MSBSHSE.
New syllabus emphasises the usage of international system units, symbols, nomenclature of physical quantities and formulations, which often feature in competitive examinations