HRD Minister seeks suggestions from various stakeholders on Syllabus Reduction


To make up for the academic loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Human Resource Development Ministry is working on reducing the CBSE school syllabus for the academic year 2020-21. 

With a delay in starting the classes for the new academic session and due to lack of proper infrastructure, the majority of the students have not been able to attend the online classes.

The HRD Minister mentioned in his tweet said, “In view of the current circumstances and after receiving a lot of requests from parents and teachers, we are contemplating the option of reduction in the syllabus and instructional hours for the coming academic year.” 

What will be removed from the syllabus and what will remain is yet to be decided, for which the ministry has also invited online suggestions from various stakeholders in this regard so that it can be taken into consideration while making a decision.”

The teachers and academicians can share their suggestions on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #SyllabusForStudents2020. 

According to Board Chairman Manoj Ahuja, CBSE has already started working on rationalizing the curriculum to make up for academic loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced syllabus will be ready in a month’s time. The board plans to retain the core elements and shelve off the parts which are unnecessary in terms of learning outcomes.