Why is CBSE removing its international curriculum?

By: Admin 08 February, 2017

Here's what the circular stated :

  • In the circular, CBSE has directed all schools offering the curriculum, initiated as a pilot project in 2010-11, to shift their students to the main curriculum from the next academic session
  • However, this decision from the board is likely to affect around 50 schools in India
  • Moreover, as many as 26 schools in the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and other Gulf countries will also be affected.  

Reasons stated by CBSE for dropping this curriculum :

  • According to reports, "CBSE-i was facing problems because of unavailability of quality reading material of global standards," reads a notification issued by MK Srivastava, joint-secretary, academic, research and training, in-charge
  • "The matter of continuity of the curriculum was taken up for a detailed discussion in the meeting of the curriculum committee held in December, 2016 and the governing body," circular reads
  • "It was resolved to have a comprehensive review of the curriculum by a government consultancy organisation."

Now, the students who take the course will be shifted to the main curriculum after being promoted to the next class.

Furthermore, in the Mumbai region, In Mumbai, this curriculum was offered by RN Podar School, Santacruz, for primary classes.

In addition to this, schools not affiliated to CBSE but offering CBSE-i have also been asked to drop it.


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