For the longest of time, we've wanted the education board to add more meaningful subjects in the school curriculum that would help the students in the long run in the future. Well now, it looks like it's finally happening as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is introducing Artificial Intelligence (A.I) as an elective subject for the high-school students.
The same was confirmed by a member of the board's governing body who spoke to The Hindustan Times. According to the official, the decision to introduce Artificial Intelligence as a school subject was taken during a session held at the NITI Aayog. The subject would be introduced in classes 8, 9 and 10 as a skill subject, and the board decided to modernize its curriculum to help the student stay abreast of the latest developments.
In addition to the introduction of the subject, the body member also noted that the board will also help building schools for the teaching-learning of the new subject from the next academic session in its capacity. The member said, “Syllabus for the new subject would be drafted for all the three classes. If required, the board will also help in the capacity building of schools for the teaching-learning of the new subject from the next academic session”.
In addition to artificial intelligence, the board has also decided to introduce yoga and early childhood education as elective subjects at senior secondary level.
The CBSE has 20,299 schools in the country and 220 schools in 25 other countries affiliated to it, so we're certain that this decision will benefit a lot of students in the long run. Now, we hope more subjects like this would be added to the curriculum to help the students studying the other boards as well.