CBSE students will now study Python computer language instead of lengthy C++ or Java programmes. The CBSE Board has introduced the easy and concise Python language for class 11 and 12 students in order to offer more relevant education. The board will also introduce a new educational language by the name ‘Scratch’ that has been developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The revised curriculum was designed by an expert committee led by IIT Delhi Professors Smruti R Sarangi and Vikram Goyal. The new curriculum has also been uploaded on the official website of CBSE. Sarangi talked about the new curriculum and said that it will focus on basic foundation skills and relevant coursework.
The new language will also help students to create animations without using complex programming codes as thousands of templates for Scratch are available online. The CBSE Class 12 and 11 students will also get an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies, cloud computing, multimedia and other web technologies through the revised curriculum.
The board has reduced the focus on hardware studies and has introduced topics related to digital technology, cyber etiquette, cybersecurity and responsible way to access social media in textbooks. These topics have been introduced to spread awareness regarding the Digital India initiative started by the central government.
Amongst others, students who have taken up Informatics Practices course in Class 10 and 12 will also be able to learn through projects related to EMI calculation, creating GST invoices, financial prediction, small business accounting and others. The schools affiliated to the CBSE have been given a year’s time to implement this curriculum.
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