The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the details regarding the reduced syllabus. CBSE has planned to reduce the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21. This has been done to compensate for the lost instructional hours during the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
The Centre has informed the Madras High Court that the rules and regulations are framed for online education in place of classroom teaching since the nationwide lockdown has been announced. Sankara Narayanan the Additional Solicitor has made a submission to this effect before the division bench comprising of Justice MM Sundresh and Justice R. Hemalatha and said the Centre is in the process of framing the rules and regulations for online classes and it is likely to be published on July 15.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia had pitched last month for a 30 per cent reduction in the syllabus for all the classes.
Last week ICSE and ISC had also announced the reduction in the syllabus by 25% due to significant shortening of the academic year. The university and schools have been closed since the government had announced a nationwide lockdown.