Students of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools will now have to complete their class projects during school hours, according to a recent decision by the board.
The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system, introduced by the CBSE board three years ago, requires students to undertake projects related to their subjects in the classroom, which could earlier be done at home. This will change starting from the next academic year.
“The projects will be syllabus oriented. This will help reduce the burden on parents,” said Vineet Joshi, chairman of CBSE.
City principals said the move was a good one. “We found out that a lot of assignments are available in the market and children often buy them readymade. This move will help bring in transparency,” said Deepshikha Srivastava, principal, Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri.
“The child’s involvement is more important than the project’s outcome,” said Cherian George, principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Powai.
CBSE has also introduced fitness and gym as an optional subject for Class 11 and 12. The board also wants parents to interact with the board and act as resource persons. “Parents can register themselves with the board to give suggestions on the curriculum,” Joshi added.