Days after the Central Board of Secondary Education cut off chapters from class 11 and 12 political science syllabus, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday renamed the board as Central Board of Suppressing Education.
Gandhi tweeted an image that shows a shredding machine cutting topics like Democracy and Diversity, Impact of Globalisation on Agriculture, Non-aligned Movement, The Mughal Court, Industrial Revolution, and Poems of Faiz. Sharing the image, the Congress leader wrote Rashtriya Shiksha Shredder. The shredder also put light on issues like employment, communal harmony, and institutions in India.
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Recently, CBSE dropped chapters on the Cold War era, the Non-Alignment Movement, the rise of Islamic empires in Afro-Asian territories, the chronicles of Mughal courts, and the industrial revolution from the class 11 and 12 political science syllabus.
Excerpts from the translations of two Urdu poems by Faiz Ahmed Faiz have also been cut off from the section Religion, Communalism and Politics-Communalism, Secular State. The development triggered debates on social media following which the officials said that the elimination was part of the syllabus rationalisation process and the decision was taken in line with NCERT recommendations.
A similar controversy took place in 2020 when the CBSE said that it would remove chapters on federalism, demonetisation, citizenship, secularism, and nationalism from the Class 11 political science textbook. The board said that these topics would not be considered while assessing students, however, if schools want to teach these topics, they could.
These topics were then restored in the 2021-2022 academic session and are still part of the syllabus.
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IIM Ahmedabad launches two-year hybrid MBA programme for working professionals, complete details here
The MBA programme offers on-campus, face-to-face, and live interactive online sessions, designed for a seasoned cohort of participants with a minimum of three years of work experience.
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), has launched a two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme in hybrid mode for working professionals and entrepreneurs.
The online MBA programme in blended mode comprises, on-campus, face-to-face, and live interactive online sessions, designed for a seasoned cohort of participants with a minimum of three years of work experience.
To be considered for admission, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and a minimum of three years of full-time work experience. The admission process involves an admission test (IIMA Admission Test (IAT)/ CAT/ GMAT/GRE) and a personal interview.
The programme will primarily utilise synchronous online learning, supplemented by five distinct on-campus modules. The programme emphasizes a case-based approach to provide practical learning experiences that will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for success in today’s dynamic business landscape, as announced by the institute.
On the launch of the hybrid programme, the director of the institute, Professor Bharat Bhasker expressed his excitement over the launch of the new MBA programme and said the Online MBA programme will expand IIMA’s reach and provide world-class education to working professionals and entrepreneurs around the world.
This innovative program combines the flexibility of online learning with the richness of on-campus interaction, ensuring participants gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers, he added.
Professor Joshy Jacob, Chairperson of the Online MBA programme, explained the format of the program. He said that the curriculum is designed to provide participants with the necessary functional and organizational skills to succeed in a challenging world. The program aims to upskill working professionals by teaching them managerial decision-making frameworks that are rooted in human behaviour, economics, finance, and other relevant areas.
In-person classes held at IIMA focus on complex interpersonal and organizational dynamics that are difficult to master. Conversely, online sessions conducted through live classes concentrate on content that is more suitable for quantitative and systematic analysis.
Aspirants enrolling for the programme are requested to visit the official website of the institution for more details.
At IIT Kharagpur convocation, President Droupadi Murmu says not a single Indian institute among Top 50 in the world
Over 3000 students received degrees during the institutes 69th convocation ceremony. President Murmu congratulated all the students and wished them best of luck for the future. The president noted that 21% of the students receiving the degrees are daughters. She wished them special congratulations.
While addressing the 69th annual convocation of IIT Kharagpur, President Droupadi Murmu on Monday said there is not a single institute in the country has been able to secure a place in the top 50 educational institutions of the world and IIT Kharagpur, being the oldest IIT in the country, must work in that direction. She added that while a good ranking is not important, it helps attract top faculty from across the world and increases the reputation of the country.
President Murmu said that everyone must get access to technology. It helps lessen the gap in the society and digital payment is very good example of the same. She said technology should be used for promoting social justice and equality and should not widen the gap in the society. The President gave the example of Digital Payment System Technology is the best example of simplifying the lives of the common people.
She said today even the smallest shopkeepers are using digital payment for very small amounts. Over 3000 students received degrees during the institutes 69th convocation ceremony. President Murmu congratulated all the students and wished them best of luck for the future. The president noted that 21% of the students receiving the degrees are daughters. She wished them special congratulations.
She said she believed that greater participation of women in the field of science and technology is important for a healthy and strong society. A total of 9 students were awarded gold medals by the IIT on Monday. President Murmu said that by year 2047, the nation has set the goal of a making India a developed country. Keeping this vision mind, the government of India is moving ahead with the idea of inclusive growth. The President said the students have to make revolutionary efforts to develop and bring technology to the ground.
CBSE announces Class 10th, 12th board exam date
CBSE class 10th and 12th board exams are scheduled to take place from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The 55-day board exam period starts from February 15 to April 2.
The date sheet for the class 10 and 12 board exams in 2024 has been released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today, December 12.
It can be found on their official websites, cbse.gov.in and cbse.nic.in. Exams for classes 10 and 12 will start on February 15. The complete exam schedule has now been released available by the board.
CBSE class 10th and 12th board exams are scheduled to take place from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. The 55-day board exam period starts from February 15 to April 2. The class 12 examinations will end on April 2, while the class 10 board exams will end on March 13.
Exams for class 10 English, science, social science and maths are scheduled to be held on February 26, March 2, March 7, and March 11, respectively. The exams for class 12 will be begin from accountancy, which will be held on March 23, pol science will held on March 22, economics on March 18, and history on March 28. Information technology and computer science will conclude the exam on April 2.
20% of the questions on the CBSE Board Exam 2024 question paper will be response-type questions, and 50% of the questions will be competency- or case-based. 30% of the questions will be a mix of long and short answer questions, and 20% of them will be multiple-choice (MCQ) questions. For the previous year’s board exams, 38,64,373 students registered in total.
The criterion for calculating percentages in the Class 10 and 12 board exams of 2024 has been announced by the CBSE. Students in classes 10 and 12 will not be given an overall division, distinction, or aggregate beginning this year.
Last year, the results for class 10th and 12th were announced on May 12, 2023. However, as of yet CBSE has not decleared the result dates.
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