New Delhi : At last, after due consideration, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has dropped 41 subjects—34 vocational and 7 academic—- from Class 12 as these courses are recording less enrollment. The CBSE confirmed the decision through a circular.
The CBSE also made clear that the students who are entering Class 12 and have selected subjects among these 41 will be allowed to take the examination in these subjects next year. Nevertheless, the students who are entering into Class 11 in 2017-18 will not have the option to choose the subjects that have been scrapped by CBSE.
The following seven academic electives have been dropped: Human Rights and Gender Studies, Library and Information Science, Theatre Studies, Graphic Design, Heritage Craft, Creative Writing and Translation Studies and Philosophy.
The circular specified that these courses have been dropped due to low enrollment hence these courses will not be available from the next academic session, i.e., 2017-18.
The other vocational subjects that have been done away with are: Integrated Transport Operations, Music Aesthetics, Health Education, Confectionery, Communication, Poultry Nutrition and Physiology, Dairy Animals, First Aid and Medical Emergency Care and Office Communication.
The further clarified that a total number of six subjects are compulsory for Class 10 board examinations from 2017-18 academic session. Instead, the students who are going to take Class 10 board exams next year will have to give three academic papers, two language papers and one vocational exam.
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