CBSE in a bid to reduce school syllabus by 30% to reduce the burden on students amid the coronavirus crisis has removed key subjects like Democratic Rights, Food Security in India, Federalism, Citizenship and Secularism.
This comes after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday announced that the syllabus for 2020-21 would be reduced by a third because of the “extraordinary situation” as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic.
This resulted in the revision of the syllabus for students from class 9th to 12th.
However, the chapters completed deleted from the Class 11 Political Science syllabus include – Federalism, Citizenship, Nationalism, and Secularism – raise questions about what students will study if not these important topics?
From the Class 12 Political Science syllabus, the board has entirely removed “Security in the Contemporary World”, “Environment and Natural Resources”, “Social and New Social Movements in India”, and “Regional Aspirations”.
For the present session from the chapter on India’s Foreign Policy, “India’s Relations with its Neighbours: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar” has been deleted.
For class 9th political science syllabus, chapters on Democratic Rights and Structure of the Indian Constitution have been removed. A chapter on Food Security in India has been removed from economics.
For class 10 students, chapters on “Democracy and Diversity”, “Caste, Religion and Gender”, and “Challenges to Democracy” have been removed.
Here is the list of everything that has been deleted in differnet subjects for class 12th students.