Chapters on democratic rights, secularism, citizenship, 5-yr plans dropped from CBSE syllabi for greater lessons

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 7

Full chapters on democratic rights, challenges to democracy, gender, faith, caste and secularism stand dropped from the syllabi for CBSE lessons 9 to 12 this 12 months.

The rationalisation of subject material to make up for educational loss has additionally seen chapters on Five-Year Plans and India’s relations with its neighbours deleted from the course e book for the educational 12 months 2020-2021.

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An evaluation of 30 per cent syllabi rationalisation by the CBSE for greater lessons exhibits that class 11 college students would now not want to review the essential and controversial matters of “citizenship”, “nationalism” and “secularism” below the broad topic of political principle in political science.

Deleted parts from political science for sophistication 12 embrace — Planning Commission and Five-Year Plans below the pinnacle “Planned Development”; India’s relations with neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar below the subject “India’s Foreign Policy”; and a chapter on Social Movements and regional aspirations.

All these are political science topics.

Likewise for sophistication 10, full chapters deleted from political science syllabus embrace Democracy and variety; Gender, faith and caste; Popular struggles and actions and Challenges to democracy.

Class 9 college students is not going to want to review the chapters on “Democratic rights” in Political Science; and “Food security in India” below Economics.

For class 12 college students an essential deleted chapter in historical past is “Understanding Partition”.

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