The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) announces its plans to introduce multiple new-age subjects such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, machine learning (ML), and data science in ICSE and ISC curricula.
This decision has been made to introduce students to these subjects at an early age to help them grow their careers in those fields.
The council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC), the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, to design a curriculum for students of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th standards.
Chief Executive and Secretary of CISCE, Gerry Arathoon, said, “The students will appear in exams with these new subjects in Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) in 2025 and in Indian School Certificate (ISC) in 2026.”
Arathoon further added that the IHFC had provided its expertise to the CISCE to modernize present STEM courses in accordance with the government of India’s New Education Policy.
Earlier, CBSE also introduced similar subjects in its curriculum as part of its reforms to adhere to the country’s new Education Policy and nurture talent at a young age.
“The CISCE has always strived to provide its students with a wide variety of subject choices, catering to their interests and capabilities while also addressing the contemporary requirements. It is with this objective that the CISCE plans to introduce subjects like robotics and AI,” added Arathoon.
As leading institutions are developing the syllabus of these subjects, it can be said with little doubt that the courses will tremendously help students shape their careers in 21st-century technologies.