COBSECouncil of Boards of School Education (India)
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In its last meeting, COBSE had claimed that all state boards had agreed on having a common syllabusin science and maths and they would be working together to develop it.
The CBSE and COBSE had written to the NCERT, asking it to "participate" in the process of framing a common curriculum.
After the COBSE meeting in February, Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal had announced that from the academic year 2011- 12, the science and mathematics curricula for classes XI and XII would be uniform across the country, claiming that a " consensus" had been reached on the issue.
Sibal had even said after science and maths, COBSE would start framing a common commerce curriculum.
Subsequently, the COBSE held consultations with all school education boards to frame a draft core curriculum.
CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi, who played a central role in the COBSE deliberations said, " The decision ( on a common syllabus) would be of immense help to students.
According to Union human resource development minister Kapil Sibal, the COBSE had approved of the decision to introduce a core curriculum in science and mathematics at the senior secondary levels.