The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has determined to not cut back the syllabus for the scholars of courses 9 to 12 for educational yr 2021-22, in keeping with the brand new curriculum.

The CBSE had final yr rationalised the syllabus by as much as 30 per cent for courses 9 to 12 for educational yr 2020-21 to cut back the course load of scholars amid the Covid-19 disaster.

The college students who studied the lowered syllabus will seem in exams in May-June.

According to the brand new syllabus launched by the CBSE, the chapters and matters that have been slashed within the final educational yr have been restored within the official curriculum for the upcoming educational session 2021-22.

“The board already announced last year that the rationalisation exercise was a one-time initiative as teaching and learning through online mediums or alternative methods was fairly new then,” a CBSE official stated.

Schools throughout the nation have been closed in March final yr, forward of a nationwide lockdown to curb the unfold of the coronavirus. The instructing and studying actions majorly moved on-line through the lockdown. While just a few states allowed a partial reopening of the colleges in October, a number of states are once more resorting to on-line courses within the new educational session amid a surge within the variety of Covid-19 instances.

In its syllabus-rationalisation train, the board had dropped the chapters on democracy and variety, demonetisation, nationalism, secularism, India’s relations with its neighbours and progress of native governments within the nation, amongst others.

The selection of the chapters dropped from the syllabus drew a backlash from opposition political events and a piece of academicians, who claimed that the transfer was “ideologically driven”, whereas a number of faculty principals welcomed it as a aid to college students.

Last yr, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) had additionally introduced a discount of as much as 25 per cent within the syllabus for the courses 10 and 12 board exams in 2021, making an allowance for the educational disruption because of the closure of colleges through the lockdown.

The CICSE is but to announce its syllabus for the brand new educational session.

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