July 8, 2020, 9:56 am
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce syllabus for class 9 to 12 by 30 percent for the academic session 2020-2021.
"Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts" tweeted by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
"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" he added.
The CBSE, released a notification regarding the revised syllabi, stating that "The prevailing health emergency in the country and at different parts of the world as well as the efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in loss of classroom teaching due to closure of schools. Therefore the Board has decided to revise the syllabi for Classes 9 to 12 for the academic session 2020-21,".
"The Heads of Schools and Teachers may ensure that the topics that have been reduced are also explained to the students to the extent required to connect different topics. However the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for Internal
Assessment and year-end Board Examination." CBSE added.
Earlier in the day, HRD Minister has also advised the CBSE to revise the curriculum for Class 9 to Class 12 students to reduce their burden in the light of the outbreak of coronavirus disease in the country.
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