Equivalence certificate for 10 to 12 classes: Centre approves guidelines

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New Delhi: The Centre has approved the guidelines for providing equivalence certificate to classes 10 and 12 of various school boards.

The Association of Indian Universities formulated the standard operating procedure. This step would help to overcome several difficulties for degree admission. It would also help a Kerala board student to enrol with another state's board. Currently, there is no common mechanism to provide the equivalence certificate.

The AIU has invited applications from various boards for the equivalence certificate. The boards that were established by an Act in the Parliament or state assembly can apply. The applications have to be submitted through the state government or with a no-objection certificate from the state government.

The boards should follow the provisions of the Right to Education Act 2009, the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Also, the teachers under the board must have the qualifications stipulated by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The certificate would be provided after checking the syllabus.

There are more than 60 school boards across the country. The AIU currently issues equivalence certificates for degrees from foreign universities and international boards, including the Cambridge board.

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