CBSE-I, the board’s international curriculum will be discontinued from the next academic session viz. 2017-18. The students would be shifted to the main curriculum after the end of the current season as per the circular directing the schools issued by the board recently. The schools impacted by the decision would be around 50 Indian schools and 26 schools in Japan, United Arab Emirates, Gulf Countries, Singapore, Malaysia that are delivering courses as per the existing curriculum. In comparison with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and International Baccalaureate (IB), this course was an alternative that was oriented on quality and less expensive. Owing to the scarcity of reading material of a quality that matches the global standards was one of the major constraints faced by the CBSE–I as per the words of the board’ s joint-secretary, academic, research and training, in-charge.
The schools that are offering this curriculum but not affiliated to the CBSE have been informed to drop it as they could switch to the regular CBSE syllabus and offer the main curriculum.