New Delhi: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to initiate skill courses as an additional or sixth subject for classes 6 to 11. from the academic session 2020-21, CBSE will introduce a total of 9 new courses for class Class 6, 7 and 8. The board will also include 3 new subjects at Class 11 that are ‘Design-thinking’, ‘Physical Activity Trainer’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’.
According to the official notice, this initiative has been taken to make the new generation more creative, innovative and physically fit, and to keep pace with the global developments and requirements at the workplace.
Biswajit Saha, Director Training and Skill Education, CBSE said “While thinking is a skill that all humans possess, the 21st century's requirement is critical thinking and problem-solving. Design Thinking is a systematic process of thinking that opens up the horizons of creativity and enables even the most conditioned thinkers to bring about new and innovative solutions to the problems at hand.”
The CBSE board offers a total of 17 Skill subjects at the Secondary level and 37 Skill Subjects at the Senior Secondary level. As per the reports, around 8 lakhs students are studying skill subjects at secondary and senior secondary level in 8543 schools affiliated to CBSE board. (INDIA ONLINE)