The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) intends to introduce coding and artificial intelligence (AI) to students in classes 6 through 8. This happens as the board tries to motivate students to improve their skills.
In addition to coding and artificial intelligence, the board has created 33 other fields, such as data science, Khadi Kashmiri embroidery, augmented reality (AR), financial literacy, coding, and satellite applications. Additionally, Microsoft will create the coding curriculum, according to reports.
The board has asked that schools employ bagless days, vacation time, summer camp, or activity periods to teach students these skills. The CBSE circular states that these modules will last 12 to 15 hours and consist of 70% practical training and 30% theory.
According to a CBSE circular cited by TOI, the National Education Policy 2020 has given priority on encouraging skill education in schools. In order to address the social rank hierarchy associated with vocational education, the policy requires the gradual integration of vocational education programmes into mainstream education in all educational institutions.
Quality vocational education would be easily interwoven into higher education, beginning with early exposure to the sector in middle and secondary school, according to a board circular sent to the head of schools.