CBSE to be ready with rationalised curriculum within a month

New Delhi: The Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is working on rationalising the curriculum to make up for academic loss caused by COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced syllabus will be ready in a month's time, board chairman Manoj Ahuja said.

"We cannot bring sudden changes in the education system and create confusion and uncertainty. The curriculum reforms are going to be in sync with the learning outcomes," he said during a virtual conference on 'Future of Schools: Overcoming COVID-19 challenge and beyond' organised by Ashoka University.

"We are rationalising the curriculum. We plan to retain core elements that are necessary in terms of learning outcomes," he added.

"If something is duplicated in some way or working extra on same concept, we aim to shelve it and thirdly anything that can be done in a more practical manner should be done that way. That's what we are planning and we should be able to finalise within a month's time," he said.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had announced in April that CBSE will be reducing the curriculum for the next academic calendar for all the classes to make up for the lost time due to the COVID-19 lockdown asserting that the curriculum will be curtailed in proportion to the lost time. Desk: Asianet Online