The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools will now teach Ayurveda, Indian architecture and philosophy as a subject to the class 11 and class 12 students.
According to a report in HT, “The subjects will be part of a new elective — Knowledge, traditions and practices of India — that will combine various disciplines such as mathematics, chemistry, fine arts, agriculture, trade and commerce, astronomy, surgery, environment, life sciences and will be offered in Hindi and English.”
Major changes introduced by CBSE this year:
On February 3, the Board had released the official notification of restoring the class 10 board exams from the academic session 2017-2018.
The Board remodeled assessment scheme of Class 10 Board examination. “The examination from academic year 2017-18 and onwards will be conducted according to the new model. Under the new scheme, students will have to study six subjects instead of the usual 5 subjects in class 10,” the CBSE notice said.
CBSE dropped its academic electives and vocational subjects from the Class 12 syllabus. The Board had decided to take this decision due to fewer takers every year.
The Board scrapped Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for Class 9 and 11 from this academic year. Schools have given negative feedback to CBSE about OTBA system which was introduced from March 2014.