Mumbai: In a recent development, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has revised the syllabus for classes from IX to XII during the academic session 2020-21 in view of the post created by COVID-19.
CBSE said in a circular issued to the heads of all the institutions associated with it that the syllabus has been resumed due to the extraordinary conditions spread in different parts of the country and the world.
“Keeping in mind the importance of achieving the level of learning, the curriculum has been rationalized to the extent possible to maintain the core concepts,” it said.
CBSE stated that efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the prevailing health emergency in the country and in various parts of the world, have resulted in the loss of classroom teaching due to the closure of schools.
“Therefore, the board has decided to revise the syllabus for IX-XII classes for the academic session 2020-21. The changes in the syllabi have been finalized by the respective course committees with the approval of the curriculum committee and the governing body of the Board,” the circular said.
It states that the heads of schools and teachers can ensure that the subjects that have been reduced are explained to the extent necessary for students to connect different subjects.
“However, the reduced syllabus will not be part of the subjects for internal assessment and year-end board examinations,” said the circular.
It stated that NCERT’s input on transferring the curriculum using alternative academic calendars and various strategies could also be part of teaching-learning.
Schools for primary classes (I-VIII) may follow the alternative academic calendar and learning outcomes specified by the NCERT.