Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to start mass media as one of elective subjects in Class XI and XII, in the new academic session in Chandigarh.
The course has already been introduced in Delhi and Mumbai last year. The syllabus for the subject will remain the same for students in Chandigarh schools. It is currently available on CBSE’s website.
As per the Board’s framework, the students will primarily be trained in creative writing and basic communication skills. In addition, the students will also be encouraged to bring out newsletters.
The syllabus for Class XI will constitute basics of communication, print media and advertising. Introducing the course, the schools will be expected to invite professional from the industries and from media education field should to interact with teachers as well as students.
The Board has directed all the 61 CBSE-affiliated senior secondary schools in the city to register for introducing the course in Class XI from this year.