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why CBSE? Why not MATRICULATION?.

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srilakshmi 2010-01-17 11:19:04

 

Dear Parents,

I am a mother of two kids(3 1/2 yrs and 2 1/2 yrs). I myself studied in CBSE board till my 8th and there on, when we shifted our residence, i was put up in a matriculation school till my 12th.

The only difference i found between these boards are their mode of presenting the test or exam papers. In CBSE, the questions are set in a way that, students need to write their answers on their own style, but, in the case of Matric, all mugging and putting in the paper. The other difference is , student - teacher ratio, in CBSE, we had about 50 - 60 students and 3 - 4 sections, in matric we had about only 20 students and 2 sections ( BUT,THERE ARE MATRICULATION SCHOOLS WITH MORE STUDENTS AND SECTIONS FROM A TO K OR EVEN Z).

On the other hand, the extra curricular activites were also given importance in both the schools ( to be precise, more importance were given in matriculation school).

O.K, now to the discussion, WHY MANY PARENTS WANT TO PUT THEIR CHILDREN IN CBSE BOARD?

WHY TO PUSH YOUR CHILDREN IN BIG NAME SCHOOLS?.WHEN THERE ARE MANY GOOD SCHOOLS IN THE LOCALITY WITHOUT A BIG NAME TAG?.( I DO AGREE , ALL PARENTS WANT TO BE PROUD TO SAY THAT BIG TAG NAME)

WHAT ASPECTS DOES PARENTS SEE WHEN THEY CHOOSE A SCHOOL? IS THAT THE ACADEMIC OR EXTRA CURRICULLAR?

I started this discussion, REALLY,to know y to choose CBSE?.Pls help me.Bcoz I put my 31/2 yrs old boy in AKSHAYAH MATRICULATION HR.SEC.SCHOOL ,VELACHERY, this school is headed by Principal, headmistress and some taechers from CHURCHPARK CONVENT.I got good reviews about this school,some parents said that,they design the test paper in CBSE manner, so that children write on their own style.and also they give imp to sports and all the classes from L.KG to 12th have projectors and EDUCOMP FACILITY.

I heard from a 12th of a popular CBSE school, even the L.K.G and U.K.G students were given tests, surprise tests.etc

SO, PLS LET US REVIEW ABOUT THE 2 BOARDS.

 

 


DrRamesh 2010-01-17 19:41:59

 

1. CBSE is a better choice for parents on transferable jobs (work well with interstate transfers).

2.There is a perception that IIT exam pattern and syllabus are more aligned with CBSE than other boards. (I have rarely come across people from state syllabus clearing IIT entrance exams). So they plan well in advance.

 

Pavith 2010-01-18 10:17:12

 

Hi Lakshmi,

This is actually a nice thread. My personal opinion is that in CBSE kids are allowed to write on their own style, where their language tends to develop. This is not happening in Matriculation schools.

Even I studied in CBSE till 10th and later moved to higher secondary. I opted for a commerce group. U will not believe me I struggled a lot to cope up with my pals cos of that mugging habbit. I used to top my class in maths, accounts and CSC where as in commerce I used to get only in 70s.. Even my commerce teacher dosent encourage me to wrote on my own cos she used to say, while correcting borad papers even tamil medium teachers will correct and if the answers are not same as in the book they will definitely give less marks...

This is the main reason y I prefer CBSE and again extra curricular and everything may be any school can provide, irespective of the boards.

Again as DrRamesh said, focus towards IIT, children in CBSE starts preparing for IIT JEE right from their 8th std. Their subjects and standards in it would definitely help in their preperation.

regards,

pavithra

 

shah 2010-01-18 14:36:23

 

The whole structure of CBSE is designed to increase comperehension and aptitude of the students. That's why the question papers test the students understanding of the subject and the students are encouraged to write in their own language what they understand. Matriculation is clued more on reproducing the text in the exam papers and so the students end up as by-hearters. I'm aware of some real good matriculation schools which also focus on students understanding the subject and also balance that with good exam scores (of course by making them by-heart) but such schools are very limited in numbers.

With the new equitable syllabus waiting to be unveiled, matriculation as a separate board wont exist anymore and so people who plan to put their kids in the matric schools have to be prepared for this at this stage for that transition considering that the change may happen over a period of 3-5 years. Of course, it also depends on the next government.

 

mechiuor 2010-01-22 23:07:26

 

@ Dr Ramesh,

I am an almnus of IIT, I found only 10% people from CBSE in my batch rest all were from state boards of country

 

 Former member 2010-01-23 03:25:59

 

A good thread posted by Ms. Srilakshmi to introspect upon.

 

The need for CBSE trained kids is a time tested affair, considering our education system and the umpteen disparity between both the Boards in question here ( CBSE vs Matriculation ). It’s a proven fact that students are immensely well imbibed at the grassroots with the gargantuan syllabus that they need to face, at a later stage of their lives, more particularly the challenging UPSC aegis Civil Services Exams, the Probationary Officers Exams for Nationalised Banks and also the Management Trainee Exams of most PSU’s in India. Mr. Lalit’s (alias Mechiuor) observation that his class had a pounding majority of State Board co-students for company is a one off case. IIT JEE, AIEEE, PMT and CAT exams requires the rock-solid base, which is well offered at CBSE schools,.

 

A plain conjecture could be made by rolling the pages of Social Sciences subject among others in the CBSE national curriculum, which demonstrates the broader spectrum of the whole of Indian Diaspora and the General Studies, which are academically relevant when it comes to writing cogently over any issue. What’s more, students are predictably persevered towards maintaining a tab on the current events and converse the same in groups or address ad-lib at their school forums.

 

Matriculation Students are more focused on their particular State Ideologies and Social characteristics, thus missing the broader perception of India & the Globe as a whole.

 

CBSE schools, as many members have emphasized here, have the eerie yet effectual knack of bringing out the best from a child to present their individual inspirations, on what he/she has comprehended during initial readings and class lectures. Fostering of scientific proclivity, mathematical intellect and inquisitive Humanities penchant have always taken a vanguard with CBSE.

 

Mugging will in no way help any person in forming their own transcripts and thus the originality is lost, conveying the competent Examiner an erroneous pointer as to the student’s indulgence in his subjects.

 

Here the Matriculation schools fail to deliver inexorably, owing either due to their lack of qualified human resources or the locally educated tutors in their native argot, who confines mostly to text books as a source for evaluation, due to his own inherent lack in capacity to acknowledge advanced English presentations..

 

As for the newly framed out sweeping changes envisioned for the Assessments till the 10th Standard at CBSE, which stresses on the Grading system rather than the percentile structure, is unabashedly brilliant in initiative and calls for approbation of our  intellectuals, though its downy hassle free implementation needs to be observed yet. The stress and strain associated with the percentile scheme has done away with, the evils of irresponsible parenting and percentage  ravenous schools (and their equally gluttonous educators) clamoring aloud their upmanship game, The children no longer brood over their marks nor enter into a competitive continuous struggle, right from their seminal days.

 

CBSE scores heavily on the extracurricular activities too, as sustained significance is given to potential students who nurture in themselves those indispensable extra traits that make them come a full circle.

 

Matriculation has though not lagged behind in most of the fields that CBSE caters to, the only lacunae though, in an otherwise ideal core curriculum that they follow has its own advantages barring of course the preparatory grounds for the soaring challenges that lie ahead of a student.

 

CBSE education still blows its trumpet palpably with parents egos, making it the most vied after at the end of the day, if one needs an ideally wholesome program of study.

 

Aakaa 

 

DrRamesh 2010-01-23 09:13:20

 

@ Machiour:

You have a valid point and let me correct my perception. I thought the world outside was different from what I experienced. In my personal experience, throughout my studies (UG, PG and PhD in Agriculture & Economics), I also had only handful batch mates from a CBSE background (it dwindled with higher degrees). Most of my friends currently in civil, banking services and corporate are primarily from state board or Matric. Majority of my CBSE batch mates started their career after their UG. I have seen my batch mates from state board (TN) struggling in their first year of college (me too!) with their academic scores (because they can't write well in English  which is JUST a language and skill)). However, when we graduated, the toppers from our class were from state board with majority of our batch mates from state & matric boards performing equally good or even better than our batch mates from CBSE. 

In my opinion, after some point of time (after schooling and early college days?), the board they have studied gradually loose their relevance on individual's performance in their academics, career and lives. Certainly a board will have some impact, but the individuals learn to make up for their gaps.

Every board has its own merits and demerits and it is JUST a part of an equation in a kids life and growth. Individuals are supreme (let us not undermine any kids' capabilities and potentials). If a board of education can make such a big difference, then we should be seeing only kids from CBSE background at top every where and all kids from CBSE background doing exceedingly well in their careers and lives (which is NOT the case).

In my opinion, a bright kid put in any decent school (which identifies and nurtures their talent  - any board for this matter) will perform equally good. 

Love to hear other's views.

 

shenu 2010-01-23 09:40:02

 

 

Hi All,

hope all parents and children are doing Gr8!!

why CBSE? Why not MATRICULATION ...

As far as my knowledge goes ,CBSE standards are unique than the Matric Board.As pointed earlier CBSE brings their own syle of presentation which inturn  promotes confidence and moreover their anlaylitical ability and skills  are  better .

Though i studied in matric board i could feel the difference in my college level .where the CBSE students are definitely better ,this is my personal experience.

In Matric board ,the teachers expect the same whatever it is in the text books  and we r inclined to this mugging habit though we dont like it !!And even solving the problems in Maths they want exact method of what the text books says though its complicated .i feel when things can be made simpler and easier  for the students why they want to stick to the textbooks version .ofcourse its not not too deviating from the text book version.

LAst but not the least , if the children are curious and interested  they will shine in which ever mode it is !! but we as a parent should act as catalyst so that we trigger them in the way they like and bring the best out of them!! 

Regards ,

Shenbagam

 

Mandakini 2010-01-23 12:14:21

 

 I perfectly agree with akaa's  really well written views on CBSE pattern of education. It is correct  to opine that CBSE scores well on all the fronts over Matriculation. Dr. Ramesh too seems to partially agree with English language posing problems at higher stages of education for a child.

Parents, please let me know which is the best school around TNagar, Nungambakkam or Adyar for my twin kids of 3 years old as I am a bit jittery now over this admissions, coming to know its very difficult to get a good school in Chennai. I have recently moved to Chennai from Chandigarh.

thanks,

Mandakini

 

srilakshmi 2010-01-25 15:17:14

 

In my opinion, after some point of time (after schooling and early college days?), the board they have studied gradually loose their relevance on individual's performance in their academics, career and lives. Certainly a board will have some impact, but the individuals learn to make up for their gaps.

Every board has its own merits and demerits and it is JUST a part of an equation in a kids life and growth. Individuals are supreme (let us not undermine any kids' capabilities and potentials). If a board of education can make such a big difference, then we should be seeing only kids from CBSE background at top every where and all kids from CBSE background doing exceedingly well in their careers and lives (which is NOT the case).

I Agree Dr.Ramesh's stand, the relevancy of the board is evaporated after a level is reached by a student.ALSO AS SHENU SAID, we parents shud act as catalyst. in whichever board we put our children and.

I THINK WE ALWAYS THINK THAT OUR CHILDREN SHUD GET INTO IIT, MEDICINE, IT ETC. THERE ARE UMPTEEN NO. OF FIELDS OF EDUCATION TO BE EXPLORED AND MORE IMP, OUR CHILDREN'S P[ASSION. WE CAN TELL THEM THAT WHATEVER FIELD THEY CHOOSE, THEY MUST PURSUE IT WHOLE HEARTDEDLY AND AT ONE POINT OF AGE, THEY SHUD BCOM FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT , ATLEAST TO TAKE CARE OF THEM AND THEIR FAMILY.

IF OUR CHILDREN IS INTERESTED IN ARTS, IN ANY FORM, VIS COM AND OTHER COURSES ARE THERE, (WHO KNOWS OUR CHILDREN MIGHT BAG OSCARS), DEFENCE, RESEARCH,ARCHEALOGY, ETC.SO WE PARENTS OPEN THE WINDOWS TO THE CHILDREN AND LET THE AIR OF WISDOM AND FREEDOM OF CHOOSING THEIR CAREER.

 

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Manohar20 2013-05-20 20:04:10

 

Folks, Whatever the board could be and whatever the syllabus could be, if the student is not able to grasp, digest, think in the modern way, that is mere a waste. Also, if you see, one class teacher teaches in one method and other in different. Now-a-says, teachers are not explaining the concepts well.

That is the area the kids are lacking in understanding. In olden days, teachers used to ask all kids whether they understood, but now, we can hardly see that. Everything is commercial.

Also, I believe, parents need to give xtra care regarding the curriculam and the way the kid is grasping the things and can explain back for better understanding. Or else, if the school is EXCELLENT and the syllabus is SUPERB, we get nothing. :)

 

 

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