Geospatial Tech to be part of CBSE curriculum

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The CBSE has decided to introduce the subject , currently in pilot stage, across the country from session 2013-14 as an elective subject

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) is mulling expansion of Geo-spatial Technologies (GST) course with the aim to expand the course’s reach across the nation with effect from session 2013-14.

The course till now was launched on pilot basis in a few schools effective from the academic session 2010-11.

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Teachers would be trained. This course will train the students on the basics of geospatial technology. This curriculum would endow skill development in students for further studies and thereby help them contribute towards the country’s economic growth.

Offered as single vocational elective in class XI and XII, the course on Geospatial Technology will be introduced by CBSE in collaboration with Geospatial Solutions Company Rolta India Limited.

The students can choose this subject as an elective with other combination of subjects at senior secondary level. CBSE, with inputs from Rolta India Limited and other relevant organisations has prepared the text books and practical manuals for the course.

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