The state government of Tamil Nadu has ordered to issue No objection certificate for all the Matriculation schools to change over to the CBSE syllabus.
There are 58000 government schools, government-aided schools and private matriculation high schools functioning under the Tamil Nadu government syllabus. On the other hand, only 600 schools function under the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) syllabus.
In this scenario, most of the schools prefer to change over to the CBSE syllabus as most of the national level competitive examinations such as NEET and JEE entrance examinations are conducted by CBSE. However. A ‘No objection’ certificate from the state government was required for this change.
Until now, the Tamil Nadu state government was showing reluctance to issue this certificate. At the same time, with the involvement of politicians and corruption, some schools still managed to change over to the CBSE syllabus by obtaining the ‘no objection certificate.
However, especially after the recent NEET, the situation has changed drastically. Orders have been issued to invite the school administration which has applied for the changeover to CBSE syllabus, discuss, and issue the necessary ‘no objection’ certificate quickly.
Over the last 5 months, more than 50 schools got the clearance to change over.
These schools will get the CBSE status from the next academic year. Still, over 1000 schools have applied for the changeover. The number of schools with CBSE syllabus which was 600 last year, has now jumped to 800 this year.