Vineet Joshi, Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently, announced that the board will be considering the possibility of setting up virtual laboratories for students. He made the announcement while addressing teh gathering at the recent programme organised by the Kuruvila Jacob Memorial Educational Trust at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras. Regarding the pressure that several students in CBSE schools are undergoing due to the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), the chairman described that in order to combat the pressured caused on the students due to homework and projects, CBSE is encouraging schools to indulge in group projects and activities. The occasion also marked the launch of online and offline content in physics and chemistry by CBSE, which had been an initiative of Kuruvila Jacob, involving the collaborations of several academicians, research scholars, teachers as well as web designers.
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