CBSE has reduced the syllabus from 9th to 12th standard by 30%. Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank gave this information on Tuesday.
He said that the syllabus has been cut keeping in mind the impact on the education of children due to school closure during the Corona period and the decrease in-class time.
This deduction will be applicable only for the academic session 2020-21. This change has been made at the suggestion of more than 1500 academicians across the country.
As per the guidelines released by CBSE, the original concepts have been retained in the syllabus. The reduced syllabus will not be a part of the board examination and the subjects fixed for internal evaluation.
The school principal and teachers will have to inform the students about the reduced syllabus. Nishank said that alternative academic calendars and other NCERT inputs in schools would also be part of teaching.
Education will continue as per the NCERT alternate academic calendar from 1st to 8th. The revised syllabus is available on the CBSE website www.cbseacademic.nic.in.
Due to Corona, the working days of the schools have been reduced considerably this year. The school is unlikely to open by August. Most of the students are studying online.
In such a situation, students, parents, and teachers are also in favor of reducing the syllabus. Jyoti Arora, principal of Mount Abu School in Rohini in New Delhi, said that two chapters of history have been removed.