The schedule for the forthcoming academic session of schools will be reduced, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today informed during the second live interaction with students through webinar social networking stages. He said the decision has been taken thinking about the pressure on students and the loss of important academic time.
“CBSE will assess the loss of instructional time for a proportionate reduction in curriculum load for exams. In accordance, course committees of the Board has initiated work on the reduced syllabus in various scenarios,” states an official statement from the ministry.
School Syllabus Reduced For Next Academic Year, Classes to Start From September
This can also bring about the lesser syllabus for JEE Main and NEET to be held next year. The issue of shortening the syllabus was raised by Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia in a meeting with HRD prior this week. During the current year, both JEE Main, NEET 2020 have been delayed till July. Further, a report informs that JEE Advanced is probably going to be hung on August 23.
Considering there are several months to go for exams, the minister prompted parents not to pressurize students and cope them with adapting to these troublesome occasions. The HRD serve said students can use an opportunity to concentrate through digital modes.
“Diksha portal has content for different exams and in different languages. It has an interactive curriculum. Students should use e-content, especially under lockdown. The national repository from open universities is also available at the portal,” he stated.
“For students hailing from rural areas, we understand that network connectivity issues can arise. For them, we are making efforts to reach them. We are adding both school and college courses on SWAYAM portal and SWYAM Prabha – a television or DTH initiative can telecast educational content on DD, Tata Sky, Airtel TV and other platforms,” the minister said.
The academic sessions which for the most usually start from July will presently start in September. The minister had said that the exam for ongoing sessions will be held in July.