UP Board May Bring NCERT Syllabus for Commerce, English

UPMSP or the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Pariksha also known as the UP Board has plans to bring the NCERT-based syllabus books for both Commerce and Science now. State Government based educational institutions started to gear up for this change, following the instructions by the State Government to that effect. UP Board had recently called for a meeting of the subject experts to commence this process, according to officials.

Meanwhile, the board had already switched to NCERT Syllabus for the Science and Arts stream during the last academic session. The change is expected to be carried out across nearly 28,000 schools that are affiliated to the UP Board. This change for Commerce and English is expected to take effect from the 2020-2021 academic session, confirmed the officials.

The board is still in the initial stages of making the switch and recommendations from the subject experts are expected to be further forwarded to the state government for final approval. On getting a go-ahead from the Government, the board has plans to launch the NCERT- based syllabus from the upcoming academic session, states Neena Srivastava, a UP Board secretary.

Currently, there are about 12.5 million students enrolled in the UP Board Class 9 to 12. On 1 April 2018, the board had implemented NCERT- based syllabus for 18 subjects. These subjects include Science, Mathematics and Social Science in Class 9; Maths and Science in UP Board Class 10; History, Geography, Civics, Sociology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Class 11 as well as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Class 12.

Then, again a year later, on 1 April 2019, UP Board introduced NCERT-based syllabus for Social Science in Class 10 other than for History, Geography, Civics, Sociology and Economics subjects of UP Board Class 12. Thus, over the past two years, the UP Board has brought the NCERT- based syllabus into effect for 24 subjects, completing the process for Arts and Science subjects. However, Commerce and English were still following the old course, the same as the one running for the current academic session. The board nevertheless hopes to change this from the approaching academic session.