New Delhi: The Central Council of Secondary Education ( CBSE) revised its curriculum for students in the 9th and 12th grade, following Covid-19 and rationalized 30% of syllabus.
The changes are the result of the recommendations made to CBSE by the NCERT in June.
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, HRD Minister, said on Tuesday that the curriculum for Class 9 to 12 has been reduced by 30%. “In view of the value of learning success, it was determined, by holding the key principles, to rationalize curriculum up to 30%,” he tweeted.
Chapters deducted from syllabus
Class 11 books will have no chapters of political sciences ‘themes of federalism’, ‘nationalism’ and ‘secularism’ and other topics such as relationships between India and its neighbors will not be included in the 12th grade books. Class 12 students in business studies are not going to study “Incidence of change in government policy with special reference to liberalization , privatization and globalization in India,” according to the program which is uploaded to CBSE on its official website, among other subjects.
Themes such as foreign affairs in India have been excluded in the Class 12 political science curriculum. This year the students will not study — ‘The ties between India and its neighbours: Pakistan , Bangladesh, Nepal , Sri Lanka and Myanmar.’
Among other subjects, Class 11 of Chemistry Books have removed the entire chapter on “Environmental Chemistry.”
For the Class 10 Political Science Course, which includes social sciences, full chapters have been omitted on ‘Democracy and Diversity,’ Sex, Religion and Caste.’
Within Class 12 business studies papers, CBSE has omitted demonetization.