CBSE to discontinue CBSE-i curriculum
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in its latest announcement has decided to discontinue CBSE-i (CBSE- International) curriculum from the academic year 2017-18.
The board started CBSE-I curriculum in the year 2010-11 as a pilot project to match educational needs of international students. Basically focusing on students of Indian origin settled abroad.
CBSE took this decision in lieu of operational difficulty faced by them, especially in availability of quality study material of global standards.
The decision will impact CBSE affiliated school and schools approved to offer CBSE-i curriculum located abroad as well as India.This will affect schools following CBSE-I curriculum in countries like United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and some other gulf countries offering the curriculum.
With all this update, the question comes up is that what will happen to students currently studying CBSE-i curriculum? Well, following is the arrangement done by CBSE for them:
- Students studying in CBSE affiliated schools will be moved to CBSE main curriculum upon their promotion to next academic year.
- Students from school that are not affiliated from CBSE but approved for offering CBSE-I curriculum has liberty to seek regular CBSE affiliation for offering CBSE main curriculum.
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