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HRD Ministry curtains CBSE syllabus for next session

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Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

In a major development, the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said the govt has decided to reduce the syllabus for the upcoming academic session of schools. The minister said the decision has been taken considering the pressure on students and the loss of important academic time.

In an official statement the ministry said, “The CBSE will assess the loss of instructional time for a proportionate reduction in curriculum load for exams. The course committee of the Board has initiated work on the reduced syllabus”.

Earlier, the issue of reducing the syllabus was raised by Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia in a meeting with HRD ministry. For this year, both JEE Main, NEET 2020 have been delayed till July.

Considering there are several months to go for exams, the minister advised parents not to pressurise students and help them cope with these difficult times. The HRD minister said students can use the time to study through digital modes.

“Diksha portal has content for different exams and in different languages. It has an interactive curriculum. Students should use e-content, especially under lockdown. The national repository from open universities is also available at the portal,” he stated.

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