CBSE Ends Academic Electives & Vocational Subjects in Class 12

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made an important announcement in which it told that the academic electives as well as the vocational subjects will be scrapped from the syllabus of class 12. This decision has been taken by the board in the wake of very few students opting for these electives and vocational subjects.

According to the official notice, all the students who are currently studying these subjects in CBSE Class 11 would appear for the exams but hereafter these subjects won’t be taught to the students from next batch onwards. Various vocational subjects like poultry nutrition & physiology, music aesthetics, health education, confectionary, management of dairy animals, music aesthetics, first aid & emergency medical care, office communication, communication, and integrated transport operation are not there in the syllabus anymore.

The board has recommended the schools not to continue with subjects like graphic design, philosophy, gender studies, heritage craft, creative writing and translation studies, human rights and theatre studies as well as library and information science from the upcoming academic year.

Below is the complete list of subjects that have been removed from the curriculum:

Academic Electives:

Graphic design, philosophy, gender studies, heritage craft, creative writing and translation studies, human rights and theatre studies as well as library and information science

CBSE Vocational Subjects:

Poultry nutrition & physiology, music aesthetics & music production, poultry products & technology, biology ophthalmic, poultry disease and their control, management of dairy animals, milk marketing and entrepreneurship, foundry technology, dairy product technology, nail technology and retail, arts and science of makeup and retail, first aid & emergency medical care, estimation in civil engineering, elementary structural mechanics, office communication, AC & refrigeration I/II, optics, ophthalmic technology, lab medicine, clinical biochemistry, microbiology, radiation physics, secretarial practice and accounting, radiography I/II, health education-communication, child health nursing, midwifery, health centre management, integrated transport operations, bakery, confectionary,

 

 

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