'False Narrative': Government On Row Over Revised CBSE Course

CBSE row: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank stated “false narrative” is being created

New Delhi:

Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has hit again at critics who alleged a conspiracy in lowering the syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Schooling or CBSE amid the coronavirus pandemic. The CBSE has decreased the syllabus as much as 30 per cent for practically 190 topics from Courses 9 to 12 just for board exams of the 2020-21 session. The board has stated no query shall be requested from the decreased syllabus within the exams.

“There was numerous uninformed commentary on the exclusion of some subjects from #CBSESyllabus. The issue with these feedback is that they resort to sensationalism by connecting subjects selectively to painting a false narrative,” the Human Useful resource Improvement or HRD Minister tweeted immediately.

Key chapters like Democratic Rights, Meals Safety in India, Federalism, Citizenship and Secularism have been dropped from faculty programs. The nationwide training board has stated it seeks to scale back burden on college students amid the pandemic.

The transfer led to criticism that the centre was tweaking the syllabus to go well with a sure narrative. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was amongst those that criticised the CBSE’s transfer to take away these chapters. “Shocked to know that the central authorities has dropped subjects like citizenship, federalism, secularism and partition within the identify of lowering CBSE course in the course of the COVID-19 disaster,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.

The CBSE on Wednesday clarified that “every of the subjects which were wrongly talked about in media as deleted have been coated beneath Various Tutorial Calendar of NCERT, which is already in pressure for all affiliated faculties of the board”.

Following up on the CBSE’s clarification, the HRD Minister immediately stated faculties have been requested to observe the Alternate Tutorial Calendar of the Nationwide Council of Instructional Analysis and Coaching or NCERT.

“The exclusions are merely a one-time measure for exams, as a result of #COVID19 pandemic. The one purpose is to loosen up the stress on college students by lowering the syllabus by 30 per cent. This train has been carried out following the recommendation and suggestions of varied consultants and contemplating the solutions obtained from educationists by means of our #SyllabusForStudents2020 marketing campaign,” Mr Nishank tweeted.

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