CBSE announced the reduction of the syllabus of class 9th to 12th by up to 30% for the academic session 2020-2021 because of the disruption of academic schedule caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Board has released the revised syllabus for these classes which will be the only portion to assess students for the academic session 2020-2021.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted, “Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, the CBSE was asked to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th.”
“To aid the decision, a few weeks back I also invited suggestions from all educationists on the reduction of the syllabus and I am glad we received more than 1.5 K suggestions. Thank you everyone for the response.”
Revised Curriculum on CBSE Site
According to the reports, as a part of the exercise, for Class 11th, chapters on citizenship, nationalism, federalism, and secularism have been deleted from the political science curriculum.
For Class 12th, deleted topics from political science include planning commission and five-year plan under the heading Planned development, Indian Foreign Policy, and a chapter on Social movement and Regional aspiration. Also, a chapter as the understanding partition has been taken off.
Similarly, Class 10, chapters deleted from the political science syllabus include Democracy and diversity, Gender, religion and caste, popular struggles, movements, and challenges to democracy.
Class 9th students need not study chapters on democratic rights and food security in India.
For the revised curriculum, students, teachers, and parents can go to the link of CBSE site given here http://cbseacademic.nic.in/revisedcurriculum_2021.html
He said that the changes in the syllabus has been finalized by the respective course committees with the approval of the curriculum committee and the governing body of the Board. In a statement, the CBSE said that while the teachers can take up the topics that have been reduced to connect to different topics. However, these portions will not be part of the course for internal or year-end examination.
Substitute academic calendar and inputs from NCERT on executing the curriculum using different strategies can also be part of the teaching instruction in affiliated schools, the Board said. For Class 1st to 8th, the NCERT has already notified an alternative calendar and learning outcomes. ,
Facebook and CBSE have got into a partnership to launch the curriculum on “digital safety and online well-being” and “Augmented Reality” for students as well as educators, Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said.
According to CBSE officials, the complete curriculum is aimed at ensuring the online well-being of students and preparing them for the future of work.
“I congratulate CBSE and Facebook on its partnership to introduce certified programmes in Augmented Reality for teachers and Digital Safety and online-wellbeing for students. I encourage the teachers and students to apply for the programmes commencing on July 6,” Nishank tweeted.