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CBSE To Reduce Class IX-XII Syllabus By 30%: HRD Minister

New Delhi: The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reduce the syllabi for classes IX to XII by 30 per cent for this year due to the academic time lost amid the coronavirus pandemic, confirmed HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday.

The minister took to Twitter to share that he had received more than 1.5K suggestions from educationists for the reduction of the syllabus for students of 2020-21 academic session. He further added that the decision was taken after considering the learning experience and the pandemic situation prevailing in the country.

Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @HRDMinistry @mygovindia @transformIndia @cbseindia29 @mygovindia

- Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank)

To aid the decision, a few weeks back I also invited suggestions from all educationists on the reduction of #SyllabusForStudents2020 and I am glad to share that we received more than 1.5K suggestions. Thank you, everyone, for the overwhelming response.@PIB_India @MIB_India

- Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank)

Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, #CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive @cbseindia29 @mygovindia

- Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank)

The CBSE notification said that the changes made in the syllabi have been finalised by the respective Course Committees with the approval of the Curriculum Committee and Governing Body of the Board.

"The revision of syllabi is a measure taken due to the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and at different parts of the world. Considering the importance of achieving the level of learning, the syllabus has been rationalised to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts," it further said.

However, the reduced syllabus will not be part of the topics for internal assessment and year-end board examination, it added.

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