CBSE Includes New Skill Based Subjects For Class 9 And 11 Students
The board has announced three new subjects for 9th a 11th standard respectively.
NEW DELHI : A new effort has been made by CBSE to motivate the students to think and go above their grades. Based on the guidelines of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced several steps to incorporate skill education in its system.
Presently a number of 27 lakh students studying in standard 9 and 12 are receiving education of skill subjects, precisely in 22,000 institutions. CBSE has now come up with a system, introducing new skill subjects for class 9 and 11 students.
The policy has been announced on 6th of January, Friday. Skill-based training is very important in today's world for students to cope up with the rapidly growing scenario.
The board has announced three new subjects for 9th a 11th standard respectively. For class 9, design thinking and innovation, foundation skills for sciences (pharmaceutical and biotechnology) and electronics and hardware has been inculcated in the routine.
For standard 11th, physical activity trainer, land transportation associate, electronics and hardware and lastly design thinking and innovation are the newly included skill subjects. The board declared that CBSE affiliated institutions does not have to offer any money for introducing the subjects.
The process will be free of cost however, individual schools has to submit mandatory details regarding mentoring and training of teachers. The prime motive behind this new measure is to make the students aware of and expert in the employability and entrepreneurial skills.
Apart from this, CBSE has 33 skill modules for middle school students. The total time assigned for these is 12-15 hours. 70 percent will include practical while 30 percent will be theory.
Each student can select one or more skill modules as per their choice. They can do chose this in class 6-7 or in class 8.
Skill based learning enhances potential and creativity of the students. It has a great impact in the economy of the country as learners can utilise the learnt skills to earn money, resulting in increasing employment.