Reduction in syllabus being interpreted in a different way, transfer solely one-time measure: CBSE

New Delhi, July 8

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday claimed that the discount in syllabus introduced by the board is being interpreted “differently” and the transfer is barely a one-time measure for the 2020-21 tutorial session in view of the COVID-19 scenario.

The clarification by the board got here amid a row over sure chapters being dropped from the curriculum.

“The reduction of syllabus from classes 9 to 12 has been interpreted differently. Contrary to some of the impressions being created, it is clarified that the rationalisation of syllabus up to 30 per cent has been undertaken for nearly 190 subjects for the academic session 2020-21 as a one-time measure only,” CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi stated.

The board claimed the target of rationalisation is to scale back the examination stress of scholars as a result of prevailing well being emergency and stop studying gaps. It asserted that no query shall be requested from the diminished syllabus within the board exams 2020-21 solely.

“The schools have also been directed to follow the alternative academic calendar prepared by NCERT for transacting the curriculum. Therefore, each of the topics that have been wrongly portrayed as deleted have been covered under alternative academic calendar which is already in force for all the affiliated schools of the board,” Tripathi stated.

On Tuesday, the board had notified that it rationalised by as much as 30 per cent the syllabus for courses 9 to 12 for the tutorial 12 months 2020-21 to scale back course load on college students amid the COVID-19 disaster.

Among the chapters dropped after the rationalisation train are classes on democracy and variety, demonetisation, nationalism, secularism, India’s relations with its neighbours and development of native governments in India. PTI

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