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ATTENTION STUDENTS! CBSE has come up with new syllabus for academic year 2020-21 as NCERT has reduced the academic year due to the pandemic

Due to the extension of lockdown till May 3 many school, colleges, universities have been shut. The pandemic has disrupted academic year 2020-21 very badly, though the lockdown is necessary to control the spread of coronavirus. The remaining exams of class 10th and 12th students and reopening of colleges and schools will take place once the lockdown gets lifted. Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come up with a new academic calendar for the year 2020-21 and has reduced the syllabus.

As the classes have been suspended for a long time the CBSE has come up with revised activities and the NCERT books have been assessed to make up the loss of time and the overall syllabus has been reduced, the idea was launched by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. The new academic calendar has been launched so that students are able to access quality and standardised curriculum amid the lockdown while staying home. The following curriculum has been prepared for four weeks and can be extended further depending upon the situation.

To cover the time loss the teachers have been taking online classes and have been clearing doubts on the phone of those students who cannot attend virtual classes or do not have internet access. The calendar includes subject specific activities and detailed material about the topic. Activities related to art, health and physical education have been included to reduce stress and anxiety. The calendar further contains the challenges related to the chapters in the textbooks so that the student could understand the practical side of the topic, the challenges provided connect with the learning outcomes and these learning outcomes help the students as well teachers in assessment of program and go beyond textbooks.

The calendar is designed in such a manner that the students don’t get bored at home and go in depression; the activities keep the kids productive and engaged and also, the calendar includes all the subjects from class 1st till 12th and also provisions for special need or divyang children.

As the lockdown is extended, schools are shut till further notice so this reminds us of students fitness who are staying home. For this CBSE is giving live fitness classes for the students from April 15 on social media platforms; Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook at 9:30 in the morning. CBSE and Fit India Mission have collaborated and are providing live fitness lesson by the experts for the holistic growth of school going kids and tips for basic exercise, nutrition, yoga and medication, boosting immune system etc. The fitness classes are necessary for student’s both physical and mental health.

Regarding the exam dates for board exams, CBSE has stated that the confirm decision has not been taken yet. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has given the statement saying that the board exam 2020 schedule and other details were to be announced on April 14 after reviewing the ongoing crisis but since, the lockdown has been extended till May 3, the decision will be delayed and CBSE will re-evaluate the situation. Exams of many subjects of class 10th and 12th are remaining also; the evaluation of examination sheets has been withheld due to the pandemic.

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