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Nagpur gets first school to introduce CBSE-i curriculum

Jan 21, 2015 11:55 IST

    Jain International School of Nagpur is going to offer new CBSE-i curriculum for the first time in the region, from the 2015-16 academic session.

    Anmol Badjatia , the Principal of the school said, " In India only 80 schools  have been given permission to start the CBSE-i curriculum and ours is the very first to adopt this curriculum in entire Vidarbha. This curriculum comprises of 70% of the local and 30% of global study texture thus offering the students best of both the CBSE and international boards.”

    He also said, “CBSE-i has a unique approach towards academics. There will be no grades for Class I and II but only emoticons. So there is a smiley, another one with a lesser degree of smile and then finally no smile.  We do have exams from Class III onwards but they are again a complete evaluation system with four formative and two summative assessments. There are no books till Class V as all the teaching material is made available online for the students. For the parents for parents, there are printed manuals to make them aware of what is going on in school."

    CBSE-i includes in subjects like life skills, perspectives in its curriculum which will provide an overall growth of a student.

    Mr.  Badjatia said, "Books start only from Class VI onwards which engages the students with the traditional system. This new style of curriculum will also help students when they appear for medical and engineering entrance exams. But other international boards do not prepare the students for this change."

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