CBSE introduces new vocational subjects for class 9, 11 students; read details here

CBSE introduces new vocational subjects for class 9, 11 students; read details here

Hands-on activities will take up 70% of the time allotted, while theory will take up 30% of the time. Additionally, these skill modules will be made available for online self-study. The youngsters can enroll in lessons online as well, according to CBSE.

FPJ Education DeskUpdated: Thursday, January 05, 2023, 07:22 PM IST
article-image
Representational image |

New Delhi: Central Board of Secondary Education is set to integrate vocational subjects in line with National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Currently, more than 25 lakh students are studying skill subjects across 22.000 CBSE affiliated schools.

While offering 33 skill modules for students, which are of 12-15 hour duration, CBSE has stated that students can avail of one or more modules in classes 6, 7, or, 8.

Hands-on activities will take up 70% of the time allotted, while theory will take up 30% of the time. Additionally, these skill modules will be made available for online self-study. The youngsters can enroll in lessons online as well, according to CBSE, as reported by Odisha TV.

New skill-based subjects for CBSE students

With 22 skill subjects in classes 9 and 10 and 43 skill subjects in classes 11 and 12, a new set of the same has been introduced:

For Class 9:

Design Thinking and Innovation

Foundation Skills for Sciences (Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology)

Electronics & Hardware

Class 11

Design Thinking and Innovation

Physical Activity Trainer

Land Transportation Associate

Electronics & Hardware

According to CBSE, affiliated schools don't have to pay any form of fee to introduce skill-based subjects or modules at any level.

Commenting on this focus on skill-based activities, educators said, "In my opinion CBSE is trying to do what other boards like ICSE and the Cambridge boards do. It is trying to offer more options to students," said Francis Joseph, School Leaders Network.

The educationist further added that skill development as a subject has to be mainstream as just providing knowledge doesn't matter if there are no skills taught.

The following changes have been made to the course curriculum for students in classes 9 and 10 who choose skill-based courses: The best five, including two languages (Subjects 1 and 2), and the best three (from Subjects 3, 4, 5 & 6, including Skill Subject), can be taken into account for calculation if a student studies three compulsory subjects (i.e., Science, Mathematics, and Social Science) in addition to choosing to study a Skill subject (offered as sixth optional subject).

RECENT STORIES

IIM Ranchi To Introduce New Academic Area For ‘Legal Studies And Responsible Business’,...

IIM Ranchi To Introduce New Academic Area For ‘Legal Studies And Responsible Business’,...

Indian Air Force Open Vacancies For 317 Technical And Non Technical Posts, Check Salary, Age Limit,...

Indian Air Force Open Vacancies For 317 Technical And Non Technical Posts, Check Salary, Age Limit,...

Monash University And IIT Hyderabad Launch Critical Minerals Research Hub

Monash University And IIT Hyderabad Launch Critical Minerals Research Hub

APSC Junior Engineer Exam Postponed Due To Unfavourable Weather, Check Latest Update

APSC Junior Engineer Exam Postponed Due To Unfavourable Weather, Check Latest Update

AP LAWCET Correction Window Now OPEN, Exam On June 9

AP LAWCET Correction Window Now OPEN, Exam On June 9