CBSE releases guidelines for Admission to students in Class XI
GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENTS IN CLASS XI
As you may be aware, many schools follow the practice of starting class XI alongwith other classes in the month of April in the new academic session to utilize the period before summer vacation for instructional purposes. Academically this is a correct practice so thai the children may remain busy with meaningful activities. The schools admit students of class XI provisionally before the announcement of the result of class X Board examination and accordingly allow them the subject’s choice/stream as per their performance in pre-board exams and unit tests.
It is understood that some schools resort to practice of forcing students to change their subjects/streams in class XI after the class X results are declared and the students are often forced to change their subject combinations.
A case was filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, and the brief facts of the case are that in a particular schools, on account of wrong calculation of the grade, a particular combination of subjects were allotted to a student Subsequently the said student was asked to pursue some other combination of subject In order to avoid hardship to the students, on account of change of stream, certain guidelines were given to the schools, vis-a-vis the said student, which are produced below for compliance by all the schools affiliated to the CBSE for dealing with such instances:
(a) Schools shall not claim any fee from the parent/student for the past period and adjust the fee already deposited by him towards the fee shall be payable for the next period
(b) Schools shall make good the loss of classes in the Commerce stream (or other stream/subjects) suffered by the student, by giving him special coaching classes without burdening him/his parents with any additional fee for the same.
(c) Further. Schools shall bear the burden of all the expenses, to be incurred by the students/his parents in buying a second set of books and study materials for the allocated subject/stream and reimburse them on the basis of the bills produced by them.
(d) Schools shall give the parent/student the benefit of his attendance by including the classes attended by him/her in the Non-Medical Science Stream with Computer or any other stream/subjects.
(e) Schools shall take into consideration, the results of Unit Test-1 and Unit Test-2 taken by the student while carrying out an analysis of his results at the end of class XI. If considered necessary, a reasonable relaxation may also be given to the student to make up for the loss of academic session suffered by him/her in the Commerce stream or any other stream/subject in the current academic year.
(f) To avoid any such occurrence in future, schools shall ensure that while allocating subject/streams to the students in the higher classes, their collective analysis sheets are scrutinized and tallied at two separate levels so that discrepancy, if any, is rectified in the process of cross checking.
In view of the above orders of the Hon’ble High Court, it is expected that due care be taken by all Heads of Institutions, while allocating subjects/streams to the candidates in class XI. In case, if any change of stream is necessitated, the above guidelines may be adhered to in letter and spirit.
As per circular dated April 9