Curriculum Development and curriculum innovation have been the pursuit of the Board over the years to make the curriculum more meaningful, relevant and life-oriented. Accordingly review and updation of the syllabi at the secondary and the Senior School level were undertaken by the Academic Branch. The updated syllabi for secondary and senior school classes have been published for March 2005 examinations of the Board. The major curriculum initiatives include:-
CBSE launches Functional English at Senior School Level.
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The Board has been continuously engaged in the orientation of the teachers to empower them with adequate competence for improved curriculum transaction . The orientation programmes were conducted in various parts of the country. The subjects covered include:
The Board provides
for the study of 27 languages
besides Hindi and English. These include the study of regional Indian languages and a host
of foreign languages like French, German, Russian, Spanish etc.
Subjects like Music study of Indian Dance, Painting, Sculpture are also provided for the students wishing to pursue studies in these disciplines.
Sahodaya Complexes for effective school management, institutional growth, perspective planning based on the concept of ' Caring and Sharing'
Value education in schools has been perceived as an important area of concern to negate
The board has made special efforts to integrate population education with day to day teaching .The ecological imbalances depletion of natural and energy resources besides a host of socio cultural imperatives have been analysed for better understanding and adoption of small family norms. A separate cell has been constituted for population and development education. For more details refer under projects
The very purpose of the education is to
strive to build an integrated personality accord between Thought, Word and deed or between
Head, Heart and Hand . To nurture the talents of students in sports meets at cluster
level, regional level and national level.
In order to facilitate the learners of
commerce based courses at the senior school a need based curriculum in mathematics at the
senior school level has been developed and options have been
provided for the learners of science based courses and commerce based courses.
To empower the learners with abilities to
use computers in an effective manner in profession and life a
new curriculum based on latest application software packages including MS Windows
,FoxPro, Electronic Spreadsheet ,internet ,intranet and Web sites has been introduced.
To promote occupational competencies and
awareness to the world of work , the board teaches GMC as a subject at the senior school
level . This competency based curriculum provides self-confidence and promotes the
qualities of entrepreneurship among the students.
In order to facilitate the learners who
would like to opt out of dissection of animals as a part of their practical work in the
subject of biology , the board has provided options in practical work and brought
out supplementary material.
In collaboration with the Ministry of
surface Transport , the board has undertaken massive sensation and education programs on
Road Safety among its affiliated. For projects on road safety refer to projects.
In a multi-racial , multi-linguistic and
multi-religious country like India, secularism and solidarity of the nation are two basic
values that should form the bedrock of any curricular programme. The issues related with
the cultivation of appropriate positive attitudes conductive to national solidarity have
by the board.
In order to induce quality in the teaching
- learning process , inter-personal interaction , scientific attitude and aptitude ,
illustrative activities have been developed .Learning by doing. Investigating and the use
of multimedia have been identified as positive tools to creativity.
13. Future Studies:
Provides for an open-ended approach to
learning with a futuristic perspective. The subject provides scope for imagination ,
intellectual and constructive activity in various disciplines.
To strengthen the
comprehensive evaluation of the learner as a holistic individual the board has devised a
format of comprehensive evaluation of the learner as a holistic individual the board has
devised a format of comprehensive School based Evaluation covering various aspects of
Co-scholastic achievements . The students appearing in the Board's examinations at the
secondary stage would be issued this school -based evaluation certificate by all the
The Board conducted Group Mathematics
Olympiad under the guidance of National Board of Higher Mathematics to identify and
nurture excellence in the study of mathematics . The examinations were conducted at 19
centres across the country.
Increasing stress on the eve of the public
examinations has been a matter of social concern . To counsel the examinees with right
inputs to face the challenges , the board constituted a 'Help-line' through a team of
committed academicians , counselors and experts during the period of public examinations
to help learners to overcome the psychological stress , if any.
17. Teacher Training:
As part of its ongoing process of empowering the teacher to effectively transact the curriculum, the board has been organising a large number of Inservice Training programmes in Communicative English , Computer Sciences , Sciences , Business Studies , Economics . A massive teacher training programme for Mathematics teachers has also been launched.
18. Vocational Education:
The board provides 36 different vocational courses at the Senior School level Job oriented and job linked courses are a special feature . The Board has undertaken steps to design courses in collaboration with industry to meet the emerging global demands.
Based on the student centered approach,
the Board has successfully embarked upon the project in teaching of English language and
is extending this approach to other subjects like Sanskrit and French. For information on
new communicative approach in Sanskrit refer to projects.
To keep pace with the changing curriculum strategies and techniques, the inservice teachers are continuously trained in the new references, contents, methodologies and evaluational aspects.
The Board recognizes the need for acknowledging the students growth in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. It feels that the academic achievement should be fully supplemented with growth in these areas which are far more worthwhile in dealing with life long situations. Certain subjects as mentioned earlier are assessed internally due to this very very fact. over and above, the Board has also devised a document called Certificate of Achievement (COA) which involves self appraisal by the students and increased participation of the stake holders in redefining the educational goals. For more details please Click here
The National Policy on Education has given considerable thrust on non-formal system of learning in realising the object of universalisation of education. As a national Board CBSE stands committed and has launched Special Adult Literacy Drive by involving the entire student and teacher force of its affiliated schools. The scheme provides flexibility, diversity in learning activities through decentralised management and reaches out to adults, the working population and weaker sections of the society.
globalization of economy, it has become imperative to know various aspects of
standardisation and quality in the interests of the consumers. The Board has attempted to
transform the concept of consumer education by imparting basic information about the
rights and responsibilities,
legislation, truly in consonance with many other countries.
The board provides consultation to various
national bodies and premier educational institutions, and educational boards of other
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