CBSE reduces 30% syllabus for Class 9 to Class 12 students
New Delhi : In wake of coronavirus pandemic and less time left for students in the academic year 2020-21, the CBSE has decided to rationalize 30 per cent of its syllabus retaining the core concepts.
"Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts," Union Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.
Earlier, he had asked for suggestions from the educationists to decide on how the pressure can be reduced on the students amid coronavirus pandemic.
"To aid the decision, a few weeks back I also invited suggestions from all educationists on the reduction of #SyllabusForStudents2020 and I am glad to share that we received more than 1.5K suggestions. Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming response," he said.
"Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, #CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th," he added.
Last month, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had pitched for a 30 per cent reduction in syllabus for all grades to make up for the loss caused by the pandemic.
Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the central government announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.