Ayurveda, Philosophy are new subjects of CBSE

By: Admin 10 May, 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced three new subjects for Class 11th and 12th students.

The new subjects are Ayurveda, Indian Architecture and Philosophy.

According to a report, "The subjects will be part of a new elective -- Knowledge, traditions and practices of India -- that will combine various disciplines such as mathematics, chemistry, fine arts, agriculture, trade and commerce, astronomy, surgery, environment, life sciences and will be offered in Hindi and English."

The CBSE has introduced major changes in school curriculum, assessment format, subjects, etc. this year. CBSE dropped its academic electives and vocational subjects from the Class 12 syllabus. The Board had decided to take this decision due to fewer takers every year. The Board scrapped Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) for Class 9 and 11 from this academic year. Schools have given negative feedback to CBSE about OTBA system which was introduced from March 2014.

This news has been taken from India Today’s website. Read the original here.