The Delhi Directorate of Education (DoE) has recently suggested certain cuts in the syllabus elements that are required in order to reduce in by 25%, as ordered by the Delhi government. The detailed plan of the syllabus reduction for classed VI to VII has been put online by the DoE for public comments and suggestions.
There are recommended change plans for the class IX and X syllabus as well, but it needs to first get approved by the CBSE before they can get implemented. The final list of topics that would get curtailed from the syllabus would be made after another committee would incorporate all the comments received from the public. The window period to respond on the changes is only six days.
According to the circular that got addressed to heads of schools it mentioned, “All subject teachers must thoroughly go through the details. Arrange faculty meetings to discuss the proposed reductions. Compile the opinion of the faculty and submit by September 16.” Apart from the teachers of government schools, private school teachers have also been asked to respond.
Manish Sisodia, who is the Education Minster of the state, has also declared that the comments gathered from the website would be studied by another committee that would include principals and teachers from various government and private schools. Apart from them the committee would consist of people from education department and State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
Initially there would be changes made to the syllabus of classes VI to VIII, which are under the Delhi government’s jurisdiction to change. Though for higher classes it would have to take consent of the CBSE regarding the syllabus change. The common reasons that are given for trimming certain lessons is “very difficult” and “confusing”.