CBSE to add Artificial Intelligence, Yoga in its curriculum from next session

New Delhi: The CBSE will introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI), Early Childhood Care Education and Yoga as new subjects in school curriculum from academic session 2019-2020, an official said. The board’s governing body has decided at a recent meeting to introduce these three subjects in upcoming session, he added.
“The CBSE is introducing artificial intelligence as an optional 6th subject at Class IX from the session 2019-2020 onwards. To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitise the new generation, it was decided that schools may start AI “inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself,” the senior board official said.
According to his notification, the board has also decided to introduce yoga and early childhood education as elective subjects at senior secondary level from this session.
The official said, “The decision was taken considering the demand of schools supplemented by various reports that projected the huge requirement of yoga professionals and early childhood educators.”Additionally, as per norms, a skill subject, at the secondary level, may be offered as additional sixth subject along with the existing five compulsory subjects.
Furthermore, if a student fails in any one of the three elective subjects (science, mathematics and social science), then it will be replaced by the skill subject (offered as a 6th subject) and the result of Class X will be computed based on best five subjects.
But, if a student wants to reappear in the failed subject, he or she may appear along with the compartment examination. Also the secondary board has asked all schools to offer any one or more skill subjects as elective subject out of the 42 subjects for students of class IX and XI and start offering the same from the academic session 2019-20.
“The board will provide necessary support and guidance towards training and capacity building of teachers and other aspects for the successful implementation of skill subjects from time to time,” the official said.