The Department of School Education and Literacy has invited suggestions on rationalising the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum from classes 1 to 12 with the objective to bring about all-round development of students.
“A load of the curriculum in the cognitive and analytical area seems to be so heavy that students practically do not get much time to develop skills in other areas,” The Department under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) stated.
“In order to balance the curriculum for cognitive and analytical areas with the curriculum in other life skills including creativity and sports, specific suggestions are invited from teachers, academics, students, parents and other stakeholders associated with school education,” it added.
The Department says that although the current curriculum does incorporate skills like cognitive and analytical skills, “Adequate attention on activities like life skills, experiential learning, health and physical education, sports, visual and performing arts, literary and creative skills, and work-based education is indispensable,” it added.
The Department maintained that the objective to rationalise CBSE curriculum is to make the content more balanced in various subjects as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).