Reduction In CBSE Syllabus And New Guidelines Of UGC

Lockdown was carried out across the country to overcome coronavirus infection. Schools, colleges, universities and all educational institutions are closed due to the lockdown, which has affected the students’ education.
CBSE is trying to make up for the loss of students’ education due to coronavirus infection. Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has given information in a tweet. According to the tweet, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board exam syllabus will be cut by 30 percent but the core concept will remain intact. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has helped CBSE reduce syllabus.
CBSE had told NCERT that instead of recommending the removal of an entire chapter, it may be suggested to remove certain topics or themes from a chapter. If any topic or theme is repeating or overlapping in more than one chapter or the information related to it is being found in another chapter, then that topic or theme can be removed. This scale of syllabus deduction will be adopted from 9th to 12th class. CBSE-accredited schools for Class VIII and below are exempted to cut syllabus accordingly.
The first board to cut syllabus has become the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Last week, CISCE has significantly reduced the syllabus of next year’s board exam of ICSE and ISC. Syllabus has been reduced by 25 percent in all subjects. If the school does not open in August, the board may cut syllabus further.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released revised guidelines regarding examinations and new academic sessions of universities and educational institutions. Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ gave the information of this decision of UGC and press note on Monday late evening. Shortly before this, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of the Government of India also allowed universities to conduct examinations.
As per the new UGC guidelines, the final year / semester examinations of graduates and masters in universities / educational institutions will be conducted by the end of September 2020. But all the institutes and students have to follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health, Government of India to prevent the corona virus.