CBSE planned to offer Artificial Intelligence as optional subject in schools

Young students can shape up their career orientation only when they are not loaded with content-based curriculum, CBSE’s Skill Education Director Biswajit Saha said on Tuesday.

The flexibility in the system should be adopted by the school curriculum and the focus needs to be on activity-based skill formation of students, he said at an education summit organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

As part of new-age skill education, CBSE has planned to offer Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an optional sixth subject for class 11 students from academic session 2109-20 onwards.

Further, an AI-inspired module of 12 hours will be introduced for class 8 students by CBSE. Apart from artificial intelligence, subjects such as yoga, early childhood education will also be introduced as electives.

A total of 42 electives are introduced by the CBSE board.

The CBSE board had also introduced various skill subjects which are applicable from class 8 onwards. These subjects include automotive, introduction to financial marketing, media et al.

According to CBSE, 6.5 lakh students have opted for these subjects across 6,543 schools.

Source: India Today

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