The MHRD has proposed to set a common study curriculum for all the State Board schools as well as the CBSE affiliated schools. This study curriculum will follow the syllabus as is prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Although most of the schools under the State Board have agreed to acclimate to the proposed centralised curricula followed by CBSE, some of the state board institutions have raised objections against the proposition.
The main justification put forward by the State Boards behind their objections is regarding the lack of focus on the local historical contexts, languages, and dialects in the CBSE curricula.
While the CBSE curriculum mainly attempts to develop the overall understanding and knowledge of the students regarding the nation and world as a whole, it generally cannot provide enough attention to the local population and ethnicities.
This issue was addressed in the question hour of Lok Sabha by the Honourable HRD Minister, Prakash Javedkar. In his statement, he was in motion with the proposition of multiplicity of curricula, as he feels a common syllabus cannot be enough to give a full-fledged knowledge about the local cultures and contexts.