Amid the Pandemic CBSE reduces the syllabus for classes 9 to 12 to make ease for students. The CBSE completely deleted sections on Nationalism, Secularism, Citizenship, Understanding Partition and Democratic Rights over multiple subjects.
The board has scrapped five chapters from class 9 Social Science among which one is Democratic which is completely deleted.
Further, for Class 10 following chapters are deleted, Democracy and Diversity, Gender, Religion and Caste, Popular Struggles and Movements, and Forest and Wildlife.
In Class 11, chapters on Peasants, Zamindars and the State, Understanding Partition and sections on ‘Revolt in The Countryside – The Bombay Deccan’ and ‘The Deccan Riots Commission’, which are based on farmers’ agitation against moneylenders, have been removed.
From class 11, Political Science following topics got deleted Federalism, the need for Local Governments, Growth of Local Government in India, which fall under a section titled Indian Constitution at Work.
Moreover, topics like Nationalism, Secularism and Capitalism have also been scrapped.
In the subject of Sociology, chapters on Social Structure, Stratification and Social Processes, and Environment and Society have been scrapped for Class 11.
CBSE’s decision to remove some of the above-mentioned topics drew criticism from Twitter users, who called the move strange, shameful and disturbing.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak and no offline classes, on Tuesday earlier, the MHRD asked the CBSE to reduce syllabus for class 9 to 12.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, in a tweet, had said, “Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalise syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts.”
“Looking at the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and the world, #CBSE was advised to revise the curriculum and reduce course load for the students of Class 9th to 12th,” he added.
Before this announcement, the CBSE also issued a notice to its school to provide another opportunity for students who got failed in class 9 and class 11.