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Chapters On Secularism, Democratic Rights Dropped From CBSE Syllabus


The BJP’s political agenda is shining bright in government decision, the latest being the reduced CBSE syllabus.
In a bid to reduce the pressure on students, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reduced their syllabus.
 HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Tuesday said that the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 has been reduced by 30 per cent. He tweeted , “Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts.”. There have been major deletions of important topics in Political Science. 
Chapters on democratic rights, gender, religion, caste and secularism have been dropped from class 9 to 12.

In the class 12 Political Science syllabus, important portions have been deleted, which include Five Year plans, India’s relations with neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar under the topic “India’s foreign Policy”.
A chapter on Social Movements and Regional aspirations has been removed. “Understanding Partition” has also been deleted. Class 9 students will not have to study “Food security in India” under Economics. 
In class 11, for the subject of Sociology, chapters on Social Structure, Stratification and Social Processes, and Environment and Society have been removed.
 Class 12 business studies has had demonetisation removed. There has been a press statement by CBSE, citing the pandemic for the syllabi change.
“The revision of syllabi is a measure taken due to the extraordinary situation prevailing in the country and in different parts of the world. Considering the importance of achieving the level of learning, the syllabus has been rationalised to the extent possible by retaining the core concepts,” it said.
The current situation might have made taking exams on full syllabus tough, but vital portions of the very fabric of our nation have been left out. The youth of the nation must be educated on the functioning of the country. Other methods like lenient checking, grace marks should have been used,rather than slashing important parts of the syllabus.

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