CBSE to Prepare a Revised Curriculum Within a Month
The Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is working on preparing a rational curriculum for students to make up for the academic loss due to COVID-19 pandemic. The board aims at reducing the syllabus and releasing the revised curriculum within a month, board chairman Manoj Ahuja said on Friday.
“We cannot bring sudden changes in the education system and create confusion and uncertainty. The curriculum reforms are going to be in sync with the learning outcomes,” he said during a virtual conference on ‘Future of Schools: Overcoming COVID-19 challenge and beyond’ organsied by Ashoka University. “We are rationalising the curriculum. We plan to retain the core elements, which are very unnecessary in terms of learning outcomes,” he added.
“If something is duplicated in some way or working extra on same concept, we aim to shelve it and thirdly anything which can be done in a more practical manner should be done that way. That’s what we are planning and we should be able to finalise within a month’s time,” he said.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had announced in April that CBSE has decided to reduce the curriculum for the upcoming academic year for all classes. This will be done to manage the working days lost due to the Coronavirus Lockdown. The curriculum will be curtailed in proportion to the lost time.
The HRD ministry has also devised an alternative academic calendar for different classes with a detailed insight into the learning plan during the lockdown.