Central Board of Secondary Education Skill Education director Biswajit Saha on Tuesday said that the students will be able to shape their career orientation only when they are not burdened with the content-based curriculum.
While speaking at an education summit conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, Saha said that young students will not be able to shape up their career orientation if they are loaded with the content-based curriculum. He pointed out that flexibility in the system must be adopted by the school curriculum and focus must be laid on the activity-based skill formation of the students.
The Central Board of Secondary Education as part of the new age skill education has planned to offer Artificial Intelligence as an optional subject for the students of class 11 from the 2019-20 academic years onwards. An Artificial Intelligence inspired module of 12 hours will be introduced for the students of class 8 and apart from these subjects like Yoga, Early Childhood education will also be a part of the electives. The Central Board of Secondary Education has stated that a total of 42 elective subjects are to be introduced by the board.
Different Skill Subjects have also been introduced by the CBSE which are applicable for students from class 8 onwards. The skill subjects include automotive, introduction to financial marketing, media et al. Ac per the Central Board, 6.5 lakh students have opted for the elective subjects across the 6, 543 schools affiliated to the central board.
As per reports, in order to design the curriculum for the Artificial Intelligence course, the central board has roped in IBM India. In order to make sure that the students get a strong foundation of the subject, the board has brought in technology experts of IBM India to design and develop the course curriculum.