Health and Physical Education in CBSE syllabus from 2010

‘Health and Physical Education’ will be included in the ‘Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus from 2010’. Students will soon be taught about health hazards and benefits of yoga/games in their classrooms. The National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) has recently approved the syllabus which, will be compulsory for students of class I to X and it will be an optional subject for students of class XI and XII. Moreover, there will be no textbooks for this subject, students will be taught through a planned teachers’ guidebook only.

CBSE will conduct a meeting to finalize the content of ‘Health and Physical Education’ subject from June 2 to June 5 at Gwalior. Further in the meeting they will discuss about the six modules in the subject i.e. nutrition, rural and urban health services, consumer health, health and environment, mental health and human body literacy.

The new subject will be introduced from 2010 in all CBSE schools, public schools and Navodaya Vidyalayas. It will not have any textbooks for the students but only a guidebook for the teachers.

In addition introduction of ‘Health and Physical Education in CBSE syllabus from 2010’ will be of great help for students who plan to study bachelor of medicine and surgery (MBBS), pharmacy courses and biotechnology in future.

CBSE to launch new courses

With the changing perspective of society and therefore of the students, the need of upgrading education has finally been met with. Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE has now decided to introduce more career-oriented courses this session onwards. These courses will help the students choose more specific fields of study which will be a great eye-opener for specific key skills and interest that they have.

After experimenting with a new course of Financial Markets planning in eleventh standard curriculum, the CBSE has decided over a few other courses as well which will be introduced in the forthcoming session. These courses include ‘Human Rights and Gender Studies’, ‘Heritage Crafts’, ‘Film and Media Studies’, ‘Visual Arts and Graphic Designing’, ‘Art Appreciation’ etc. These courses are being designed with assistance from the National Council of Educational Research and Training and would cater to the professional outlook of the students for their future. A phased format is being thought over to introduce these courses and very soon they would be a part of the curriculum prescribed for the +1 and +2 levels.