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AI As Chapter…What?! CBSE Introduce Coding, AI In List Of 33 Brand New Subjects For Class 6-8 As Part Of Skill Building Training

May 05, 2023
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) plans to introduce coding and artificial intelligence (AI) to pupils in grades 6 through 8. The board's goal is to encourage skill education among pupils.

CBSE adds coding and artificial intelligence to the list of 33 new subjects for classes 6-8 as part of skill building training: Vedantu

Aside from coding and AI, the board has approved 33 new subjects, including data science, Khadi Kashmiri embroidery, Augmented Reality (AR), financial literacy, coding, and satellite applications. According to reports, Microsoft will create the coding curriculum.

Bagless days, vacation time, summer camp, or activity periods, according to the board, can be used to teach pupils these skills. According to the CBSE circular, these modules would be 12-15 hours long and would be 70 percent practical and 30 percent theoretical.

According to the CBSE circular, "The National Education Policy 2020 has placed a strong focus on strengthening skill education in schools." The strategy seeks to eliminate the social status hierarchy associated with vocational education and calls for the gradual integration of vocational education programmes into mainstream education in all educational institutions. Quality vocational education will be seamlessly incorporated into higher education beginning with early vocational exposure in middle and secondary school," said a circular addressed by the board to the heads of schools."

Federal Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan suggested earlier this month that the UGC, AICTE, and NCERT should collaborate to build a framework for identifying future talents. "There is debate over how to formalise talents in our school system. Today, we discussed the future stages for a comprehensive and substantial partnership on skilling with Singaporean representatives "He'd remarked. According to the minister, the G20 meetings would aid in the implementation of the new National Education Policy by analysing and applying best practices and worldwide models.

The deletion of different themes and passages from NCERT textbooks prompted anger, with opponents accusing the Central of "whitewashing with vengeance." The NCERT classed the omissions as a likely mistake but refused to overturn the deletions, arguing they were based on expert advice. It has also said that the textbooks would be changed in 2024, when the National Curriculum Framework will be implemented.

Meanwhile, the CBSE is expected to publish the results for classes 10 and 12 on its official websites soon. Students may check their results at and as they are released. Students will also have access to their findings via DigiLocker and other platforms. So far, no official announcement of the result date has been made. CBSE results for 2023 are likely to be released by the end of class 10 in May.