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June 26, 2007

Should there be a uniform education board?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Abhinav Sahai @ 4:30 pm

Education for all is what our government plans and that’s what our president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dreams of. All Indians are equal and “No discrimination shall be made on the basis of caste, creed, colour and sex”. This is what Indian constitution states. Well if we combine the above two statements then it means that if all the individuals should be educated then the education should be the same for all of them. And if this is to be followed then there should be a governing body which takes care of this. That means that yes there should be a uniform education board which should take care of the education system in the entire country.

Up to the school level we have different boards like the I.C.S.E./I.S.C. C.B.S.E. and State boards. Students study in various boards and though they study almost the same course, yet two equipotent students may get different marks when the board result comes up. At that point of time no one notices this but sometime later when the student joins a college and the class XII percentages come into consideration, especially for admission, then no one cares for the board. A very common example of this is when a placement drive is conducted by some company in a college and there is a minimum cutoff percentage which includes marks secured in the boards as well. Its then when a lot of state board students suffer because of securing fewer marks as compared to the CBSE or ICSE students. Who is to be blamed for the loss of the students? The board boasts that it is difficult to score in their exam but the bottom line is that in the long run it’s the students who suffer.

If a uniform board is set up which handles all the educational activities in the entire country then this problem can be eradicated. This problem is even there at the college level. Though the internal matters of a college or university may not be touched but the examination can certainly be taken care of so that the similar condition of the percentage does not creep up when admission for further studies comes up.

A uniform board can also help in increasing the interaction between the students and hence set a platform where knowledge sharing becomes easy. The board can organize separate activities and competitions for schools and colleges in which all institutes may participate thus setting a stage for students round the country to interact and perform. Common interactive websites and forums can help students in getting information regarding various activities that the board may conduct and getting news about new developments (both technical and non technical) taking place in and outside the country.

So, summing it all we can say that a uniform education board will definitely be a fruitful option, raising standards of the students, the institutes’ and the level of education, information and awareness in the country.



  1. i cmpletely agree wid u..infact ths z really a serious issue wich no1 is takin care of..
    thr shld b a central board which should monitor all the schools at primary n sec.level
    i cmpletely dnt understand ths system f different boards..thr shud b sm uniformity…in education,sylbs,n fcos..markin schemes…cuz its students only who suffers..

    n i wud like to add i more pnt..nw wen ‘english’ language z the ultimate need f d hour…thn y still sm boards r focussin on teachin thr subject matter in hindi..wen v knw vry well dat the higher education z nw imparted only in english..i dnt hv ne probs wid hindi lang.[as its our mother tongue] bt..i wz js accentuatin on a practical problem..

    Comment by jst4u — July 19, 2007 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

  2. hmm, dont sight a problem in teaching in the mother tongue at the primary level but yeah in higher studies the basic medium shud be english….quite acceptable
    how can dis problem be taken forward ??

    Comment by ????? ???? — August 13, 2007 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

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