In the upcoming academic session, CBSE is all set to introduce three new subjects – 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 students’ future.
As per the senior board officials, artificial intelligence will be an optional sixth 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 in Class VIII itself.
At the senior secondary level, the board has decided to introduce yoga and early childhood as elective subjects. As per norms, a skill subject at the secondary level may be offered as an 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 sixth subject, and the result will be computed based on the best five subjects.
The students, if they desire to reappear in the failed subject, 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 subjects as elective subjects out of the 42 subjects.
The board officials also added that they would 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.