The bill on the KSEEB, DPUE merger will be tabled in this legislature

After five years, the time has come to merge the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) and the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) examination system. The state government is preparing to introduce the KSEEB and DPUE merger bill in the next legislative session.

The government intends to merge only the examination system of KSEEB and DPUE and create a separate board or authority to conduct the examination for Class X and PUC.

“Karnataka is the only state that runs Class X and Class XII exams with separate boards. So, as a first step, we will merge the examination system of KSEEB and DPUE and create a separate instance. The new instance will support SSLC and PU exams. The mechanism and pattern will be the same for both. We will frame this body with all the legal aspects. Therefore, we will table the bill in the next session,” said BC Nagesh, Minister of School Education and Literacy.

The government is implementing the National Education Policy-2020 in stages in the state. According to the NEP, PU classes are part of school education and in the future, the DPUE will be part of it. Recently, a committee of experts submitted a report to the government on merging the examination systems of KSEEB and DPUE and creating a separate board or authority.

Valerie J. Wallis