CBSE to include yoga, artificial intelligence as new subjects
New Delhi : Students pursuing education under CBSE board will get Yoga as a new subject in the school curriculum. The new subject will be included from the upcoming academic session, an official said. Also, the board will introduce artificial intelligence (AI) and early childhood care education in the coming days.
"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," the senior Board official said.
Also, the board has decided to introduce yoga and early childhood education as elective subjects at 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," the official said.
As per the rule, a skill subject, at secondary level, may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects.
And if a student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (science, mathematics and social science), then it will be replaced by the skill subject which is offered as a 6th subject and result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects.
But, if a student wants to reappear in the failed subject then he or she may appear along with the compartment examination.
Likewise at 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 will provide necessary support and guidance towards training and capacity building of teachers and other aspects for the successful implementation of skill subjects from time to time," the official added.