CBSE drops chapters on Islamic empires, Cold War from syllabus; verses of Faiz also excluded


PTI, Apr 23, 2022, 2:33 PM IST

Credit: iStock Photo

The CBSE has dropped chapters about the Non-Aligned Movement, the Cold War era, the rise of Islamic empires in Afro-Asian territories, the chronicles of Mughal courts and the industrial revolution from the history and political science syllabi of classes 11 and 12.

Similarly, in the class 10 syllabus, the topic ”impact of globalisation on agriculture” from a chapter on ‘Food Security’ has been dropped. The translated excerpts from two poems in Urdu by Faiz Ahmed Faiz in the ‘Religion, Communalism and Politics — Communalism, Secular State’ section have also been excluded this year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also dropped from the course content chapters on ‘democracy and diversity’.

Asked about the rationale behind the choice of topics or chapters being dropped, officials maintained that the changes are part of rationalisation of syllabus and are in alignment with recommendations by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

The dropped chapter ”Central Islamic Lands” in the class 11 history syllabus talks about the rise of Islamic empires in the Afro-Asian territories and its implications for economy and society, according to the description in last year’s syllabus. The chapter focused on arenas of Islam in reference to its emergence, the rise of the caliphate and empire building.

Similarly, in the class 12 history syllabus, the dropped chapter titled ‘The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles’ examined the chronicles of Mughal courts to reconstruct the social, religious and cultural history of the Mughals.

The syllabus shared with schools for the 2022-23 academic session also hints at the board’s decision to revert to a single-board exam in a session from the two term examination last year.

While the two term exam was announced as a one-time special measure taken in view of the Covid pandemic, the board officials had last week said a final call will be taken in due course of time keeping in mind the situation.

”CBSE annually provides curriculum for classes 9 to 12 containing academic content, syllabus for examinations with learning outcomes, pedagogical practices and assessment guidelines. Considering the feedback of stakeholders and other prevailing conditions, the board is in favour of conducting the annual scheme of assessment at the end of the academic session 2022-23 and the curriculum has been designed accordingly,” a senior board official said.

However, this is not the first time the board has dropped from the syllabus certain chapters which have been part of the curriculum for decades.

As part of its decision to rationalise the syllabus, the CBSE in 2020 had announced that chapters on federalism, citizenship, nationalism, and secularism in the class 11 political science textbook will not be considered while assessing students, triggering a major controversy. The topics were restored in the 2021-22 academic session and remain a part of the curriculum.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Cases of B.A. sub-lineage of Omicron found in Maharashtra for first time

Randeep Hooda shares first look as ‘Veer Savarkar’

Govt has not yet thought about further cut in fuel tax: CM Bommai

Smuggled gold worth Rs 29 lakhs confiscated at MIA

Karnataka expects to receive FDI worth Rs 75,000 Crores: Minister

Six held for banner prohibiting entry of BJP workers to police station

Fresh plea in SC challenges validity of sections of Places of Worship Act, 1991


Related Articles More

Cases of B.A. sub-lineage of Omicron found in Maharashtra for first time

JMM to field candidate for Jharkhand RS seat, Soren to meet Sonia

‘You’ll be voting CM, not just MLA,’ Yogi tells people in Dhami’s poll campaign

Prices of fertilizers up due to pandemic, war; but govt ensured supply: PM Modi

Six held for banner prohibiting entry of BJP workers to police station

MUST WATCH

This country is ruined by Nehru : Basangouda Patil Yatnal

NEWS BULLETIN 26-05-2022

Dr. Surendra Kumar Jain atatement about malali masjid

Anjaneeya swamy Temple Mysore

Manipal Road Mishap Student end his Life


Latest Additions

Cases of B.A. sub-lineage of Omicron found in Maharashtra for first time

Randeep Hooda shares first look as ‘Veer Savarkar’

Govt has not yet thought about further cut in fuel tax: CM Bommai

Gang abducts real estate businessman; caught within minutes after a chase

JMM to field candidate for Jharkhand RS seat, Soren to meet Sonia

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.