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16 Mar 2019

CBSE to introduce AI as sixth-subject in upcoming academic year

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce new subjects as a part of the curriculum for the upcoming academic year, to keep up with the growing importance of technology and health.

Subjects like Artificial Intelligence (AI), yoga and Python (high-level programming language) will be introduced as optional skill subjects for students of Classes VIII, IX and X.

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CBSE to introduce AI, yoga in school curriculum
AI optional subject for Class IX, schools can introduce early

Introduction

AI optional subject for Class IX, schools can introduce early

The intention is to make the children future ready, officials said.

The board realized that AI has a geo-strategic importance, and it was high time to introduce these concepts to children at an early age.

And so, AI will be introduced as an optional subject for Class IX. However, if a particular school deems it fit, it can also be introduced in Class VIII.

Process

Optional subject basically helps CBSE students of class X

"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," CBSE circular reads.

Notably, the optional subject comes to play in Class-X basically.

When a student fails in any one- Science, Mathematics or Social Science- they can replace it with the optional/sixth subject.

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Overall information literacy at the school level needed, feels expert

Implementation

Overall information literacy at the school level needed, feels expert

Although this move may help equip CBSE students for the future, an organic spread of literacy about AI in schools is the need of the hour.

Mark Nelson, IT department head, Shiv Nadar School, says, "There is a need for overall information literacy at the school level. Teachers need to be equipped with AI learning as an application tool and also as a subject."

About

What are Artificial Intelligence and Python?

While AI, an area of computer science, works to create human-like intelligence in machines, Python is a general-purpose programming language.

iPhone's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, all driven by AI, have become a part of our daily lives.

Meanwhile, Python, first released in 1991, has become popular in the modern world for being a simple programming language and friendly for even non-programmers.

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IT is an optional subject ?

How does the additional subject works?

Till which year they would be introducing AI to government schools?

Will be it as an optional subject in class XI science?

Second language (regional languages like Hindi)is compulsory for upcoming 10th CBSE board exam?

Does India has smart classes in government schools?

What are the compulsory subjects in class 10 in CBSE?

When does CBSE class X board exams happen?

Is AI now a part of ones daily life?

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IT is an optional subject ?

Asked 1 day ago by Ritish Krishnan

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Yes, Information Technology is an optional subject for class X.

How does the additional subject works?

Asked 1 day ago by Kartik Sood

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There are two compulsory subjects (English and the second language like, Hindi). If you fail any one of them, you have to give compartment exam to pass class 10. Then there are three elective subjects (Mathematics, Social Science and Science). In case you fail any one of them then you have the option to add the marks of the optional subject (like AI) instead.

Till which year they would be introducing AI to government schools?

Asked 1 day ago by Shlok Pratap

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CBSE will introduce the new optional subjects in the schools affiliated by CBSE from 2019 in class IX.

Will be it as an optional subject in class XI science?

Asked 1 day ago by Swapna Palkar

Answered by NewsBytes

As far as the announcement, AI and Python will be introduced for class IX.

Second language (regional languages like Hindi)is compulsory for upcoming 10th CBSE board exam?

Asked on 16-03-2019 by Kavitha Manimaran

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, the second language is a compulsory subject.

Does India has smart classes in government schools?

Asked on 16-03-2019 by Diya Khan

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There are many government schools with smart classroom. However, not as many as the private schools.

What are the compulsory subjects in class 10 in CBSE?

Asked on 16-03-2019 by Sanvi Tambe

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English and the second languages are the two compulsory subjects for class X students.

When does CBSE class X board exams happen?

Asked on 16-03-2019 by Rakesh Jindal

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The board exams for both class X and XII usually take place in March.

Is AI now a part of ones daily life?

Asked on 16-03-2019 by Abhinav Yadav

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All the auto generated replies to the email, the assistant on your phone and video suggestions on YouTube are a part of AI.

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