CBSE includes AI, yoga as new

CBSE includes AI, yoga as new subjects

Yoga and Artificial Intelligence may not be linked to each other in today’s world. But there will be a link now, as CBSE is introducing these two new subjects in the curriculum.

As per the news article from business today,

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI), Early Childhood Care Education and Yoga as new subjects in school curriculum from academic session 2019-2020. The board said that it will be introducing Artificial Intelligence as an optional 6th subject for Class  IX from the upcoming session. “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,” a senior board official said.

According to CBSE’s official notification, due to the huge requirement of yoga professionals and early childhood educators, the board  has  decided  to introduce Yoga and Early Childhood Education as an Elective subject at the senior secondary level from this academic session. “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,” the official said.

Besides, as per norms, a skill subject at secondary level, may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects. If a student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (science, mathematics and social science), then it will be replaced by the skill subject (offered as a 6th subject) and result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects.

However, if a student desires to reappear in the failed subject, he or she may appear along with the compartment examination. The secondary board has requested all schools to choose any one or more skill subjects for students of class IX and XI and start offering the same from the academic session 2019-20 onwards.

The  application  for  introducing  the  skill  subjects for  session 2019-2020 must be  sent to CBSE  by 31st May 2019.

However, if the school  desires  to  offer  skill  subject(s) from  the session 2020-2021 at senior secondary level, the schools may apply online through the CBSE affiliation portal as per the schedule of the board.

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