This news could bring happiness and relief on the faces of many students and their parents now. It is now revealed that Tamil Nadu school education department in line with the existing practise in CBSE plus in the Andhra Pradesh and Telengana state education boards is planning to reduce total number of subjects in class 12.
The point to be noted is from the current 6 subjects it would be reduced to 5 subjects in class 12 from the next academic year. The main objective behind this is to help in improving the performances of the students in competitive examinations like JEE and NEET. As per an official it is clear that students belonging to CBSE and their boards study just 5 subjects whereas students of TN have been burdened with 6 subjects. He spoke about how by reducing 6 subjects to 5 subjects the students would have more time to prepare for the entrance examinations. The discussion about the reduction in subject from 6 to 5 has been going on and final decision has not been taken yet. This was as per the official. From the present four core subjects, the number might be reduced to three core subjects and this was according to the sources.
It is worthy to mention that if a student wants to study biology stream then he/she would be given option to take physics and chemistry as other 2 core subjects. If a student wants to study mathematics stream then he/ she could only chose physics and chemistry as other core subjects.
By this the students would get better clarity and they would be able to prepare well for the competitive examinations. Late in the evening, the school education minister, Mr. Sengottaiyan denied the information. He spoke about the government retaining the six subjects for the classes 11 and 12. While selecting the stream, a student could choose subjects in 3 parts and this was according to the proposal.
The important information is in the first part the students could choose either English or Tamil or other languages and the second part would form 3 core subjects. The third part would have Tamil or allied subjects or other languages. Officials have clarified that the students could choose either Tamil as their first language or as an optional subject in the third part. The Tamil subject has not been dropped and this was as per the proposed changes.