Yoga, Artificial Intelligence and early childhood care education can be taken as optional subjects by Class nine CBSE students from the upcoming session. The focus behind introducing these subjects is to recognize their ‘geo-strategic importance’.
The schools are also allowed to start a module on AI learning for class eight students. “To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitize the new generation, it was decided that School may start AI “Inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself,” as stated in the circular issued by the board.
For class ten students, the board has proposed to offer a sixth paper along with five compulsory subjects. This sixth paper will be a skill subject and will work as a replacement if a student fails in any subject. Based on five best-scored subjects, the results will be generated for a student.
Reportedly, “the board has also advised the schools to offer at least one skill subject at Senior Secondary level.” To opt for skill subjects, the CBSE schools need to send the application latest by March 31, 2019.