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Human Rights & Gender Studies to be Elective in Class XI From Now

Mar 8, 2013 13:40 IST

    Good news for class eleven students, Class eleven students will from now have human rights and gender studies as an elective subject.

    The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to introduce the subjects in Classes eleven and twelve as a pilot course in fifty schools on an entirely first come, first serve basis.

    It must be noted that, it would be offered with any combination of three other electives and a language. The primary objective of introducing the subject is to create awareness about law, administration of justice, need for equality of opportunity and have an understanding of the history of gender and division of labour.

    The paper will be a seventy marker theory, along with thirty marks for case study project and viva voice. The gender studies section will aim at developing personal skills that are transferable to a range of work options and life paths including self-discipline, problem solving, project management and the ability to work individually and collaboratively to achieve goals, while the human rights section will go on to impart awareness regarding identity.

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