In the upcoming academic session, CBSE is all set to introduce three new subjects of Artificial Intelligence, early childhood care education and yoga in classes 8, 9 and 10 as a skill subject. According to the board officials, the decision was taken recently in a meeting for the betterment of the students future.
As per the senior board officials, artificial intelligence will be an optional 6th subject for Class IX from the session 2019-2020. The senior official also said that 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.
At the senior secondary level the board is decided to introduce yoga and early childhood as elective subjects. As per norms, a skill subject, at secondary level, may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects.
He also said that 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.
In the Class X board exam, if a student fails in one of three elective subjects science, maths and social science then it will be replaced by the skill subject which is offered as a 6th subject and the result will be computed based on best five subjects.
The students if they desire to reappear in the failed subject, he or she can appear along with the compartment examination. At the senior secondary level, the board has advised schools to offer at least one or more skill-based subject as elective subject out of the 42 subjects.
The board officials also added that they will provide all the necessary support and guidance in terms of training and capacity building of teachers and other aspects for the successful implementation of skill subjects from time to time.