Earlier this year, IndianWeb2 reported that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is soon going to include Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an elective subject. Now in a latest, the central education board has approved inclusion of AI as an optional sixth subject for class 9 students from the upcoming academic session which starts in April 2019.
Apart from AI, CBSE has also introduced Early Childhood Care Education, and Yoga as new subjects.
Subjects like AI, yoga and Python (high-level programming language) will be introduced as optional skill subjects for students of Classes 8, 9 and 10.
Although AI will be introduced as an optional subject for Class 9 but if a particular school deems it fit, it can also be introduced in Class 8 as well
Recognizing the ‘geo-strategic’ importance of AI, CBSE has decided to offer AI as a sixth optional subject to students of class 9 onwards. Schools can also start a module on AI learning for class 8 students.
The CBSE circular says, “To enhance the multidisciplinary approach in teaching learning and also to sensitize the new generation, it was decided that School may start AI “Inspire module” of 12 hours at Class VIII itself.”
Yoga and Early Childhood Care Education will be introduced at Senior Secondary Level from current academic session.
Source – NDTV