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CBSE (The Central Board of Secondary Education) is all set to introduce three new subjects Artificial Intelligence (AI), Early Childhood Care Education and Yoga in school curriculum from new academic session.
As per the Central Board of Secondary Education Artificial Intelligence will be introduced as an optional 6th subject for Class IX from the new session. A senior board official stated: “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.”
Also, seeing the huge requirement of yoga professionals and early childhood educators, the board will introduce Yoga and Early Childhood Education as an Elective subject at the senior secondary level, “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,” stated by the official.
This skill subject may be introduced as an additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects. The board said from the three elective subjects (science, mathematics and social science), if a student gets failed in any one of them then the subject will be replaced by the skill subject. Importantly, the result of Class X will be prepared on the basis of best five subjects.
In case, if students want to reappear in the failed subject, they may appear along with the compartment examination. The board has asked all the schools to choose any one or more skill subjects for students of class IX and XI for the academic session 2019-20 onwards.
But, if any school desires to offer skill subjects (yoga, artificial intelligence, and early childhood care education) from the session 2020-2021 at senior secondary level of the school, the schools may apply online through the Central Board of Secondary Education affiliation portal as per the norms of the board.