The Central Board of Secondary Education is set to introduce Yoga, Early Childhood Care Education, and Artificial Intelligence as new subjects in the upcoming school year’s school curriculum.
An official from the CBSE said, “The CBSE is introducing artificial intelligence as an optional 6th subject at Class IX from the session 2019-2020 onwards. To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitise the new generation, it was decided that schools may start AI “inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself.”
The board also decided to introduce subjects like early childhood education and yoga to students as elective subjects that are in the senior secondary level.
The official added, “The decision was taken considering the demand of schools supplemented by various reports that projected the huge requirement of yoga professionals and early childhood educators.”
As per the board’s norms, a skill subject in the secondary level can be offered as an additional 6th subject along with the 5 existing subjects that are compulsory.
If the student fails in any of the 3 elective subjects, which are social science, science, and math, then it will be replaced by 1 skill subject that will be offered as a sixth subject, and the result of the Class 10 is going to be computed based on the best 5 subjects.
But, if a student wants to reappear in the failed subject, the student can appear along with those students who are going to take the compartment exam for the subject.
The Central Board of Secondary Education also advised schools under the board to offer one or more skill-based subjects as an elective subject out of the 42 subjects that are currently being offered.
The official from the board said, “The board will provide necessary support and guidance towards training and capacity building of teachers and other aspects for the successful implementation of skill subjects from time to time.”