Kolkata: In order to plug loopholes in the existing education system in the state, the West Bengal government is all set to replace grade system with marks method in the secondary and higher secondary schools.

As per sources in the Education Department, several rounds of meeting were held between the officials of WB Secondary Education Council and Higher Secondary Education Council over implementing the marks system.

Education Minister Bratya Basu gave his nod to adopt marks system in school results. The new system will be implemented in the next year.

Two new subjects cinema and charukala will be added to the school syllabus from 2013, informed the Minister.

Earlier, all the students passing in first, second and third Division were given marks sheet. On the basis of marks obtained by a particular student, merit list was prepared.

The Left Front government scrapped the marks system with a view to ending inequality among the students. However, the government move had lowered down the suicide rates among the students. But the several practical irregularities developed in the system.

Education system in the state was overhauled after the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress stormed to power in alliance with Congress in April this year. It was decided that only one minister will look after both the Education and Higher Education Department.

JPN/Bureau