CBSE rolls out subjects on AI and Yoga for the upcoming session from April 2019

CBSE rolls out subjects on AI and Yoga – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as part of its endeavour to include more opportunities for its students, had announced that it would roll out new subjects such as Artificial Intelligence, Yoga and early childhood care education for the upcoming session beginning from April this year.

According to the India Today report, the CBSE students of Class IX can choose as optional subjects. With the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence, the Board will be focusing on recognising the geo-strategic importance of the subject, noted the report.  If schools want, they even have the liberty to start a module on AI learning for class eight students.

The CBSE circular says, “To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitize the new generation, it was decided that School may start AI “Inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself.”

From this academic session, yoga and early childhood care education will be introduced at Senior Secondary Level.

Other subjects

  • Class X students will now also have an opportunity to opt for a sixth Skill paper along with the existing five compulsory papers
  • This examination will work as a replacement, for instance, if a student fails in any one of the compulsory subjects, such as science, mathematics and social science, then it can be replaced by the Skill subject
  • All in all, the results will be computed based on the marks obtained in the best five subjects
  • The candidates have the freedom to reappear in a subject they have failed in
  • CBSE has advised schools to offer at least one Skill subject at Senior Secondary level

The procedure of opting Skill subjects

  • Schools need to send the application to the board for these subjects
  • The last date to send the application for Skill subjects is March 31, 2019

Objectives of CBSE

  • To define appropriate approaches of academic activities to provide stress-free, child centred and holistic education to all children without compromising on quality
  • To analyse and monitor the quality of academic activities by collecting the feedback from different stakeholders
  • To develop norms for implementation of various academic activities including quality issues; to control and coordinate the implementation of various academic and training programs of the Board
  • To organise academic activities and to supervise other agencies involved in the process
  • To adapt and innovate methods to achieve academic excellence in conformity with psychological, pedagogical and social principles
  • To encourage schools to document the progress of students in a teacher and student friendly way
  • To propose plans to achieve quality benchmarks in school education consistent with the National goals

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