The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the 7th of July, announced to reduce its syllabus for class 9 to 12.
The CBSE board would reduce a 30% of syllabus for the academic session 2020-2021.
The decision was taken in the wake of the academic loss due to the Novel Coronavirus Or COVID-19.
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) said, “Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th.”
The reduction in the syllabus will be in terms of retaining the core concepts, the HRD minister added.
The CBSE statement regarding the same read, “Considering the importance of achieving the level of learning, the syllabus has been rationalised to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts.”
It further added, “However the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for Internal Assessment and year-end Board Examination.”
Mr. Pokhriyal also added that he had received more than 1,500 suggestions from educationists across the country on the reduction of the syllabus under the hashtag #SyllabusForStudents2020.
The decision would help students who missed out on their education due to the Novel Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, India crossed 7.20 lakh cases of the Novel Coronavirus till date.