CBSE has said that the syllabus for AI as a subject will be drafted for all the three classes soon. Also, to help schools include it in their curriculum from next academic session, the board will help them in capacity building for teaching-learning on the new subject.
AI has emerged as a key technology trend. Analysts predict that people with knowledge of technologies like machine learning and AI would constitute the majority at workforces in future. Therefore, CBSE’s plan to include AI as a subject opens avenues for students to build their skills around this technology from the school level itself.
Speaking to Business Standard on the development, Nirmala Krishnan, general manager (education), JSW Foundation, part of the O P Jindal group, said: “The current CBSE curriculum can address basic skills in science, mathematics and language. However, students face a contrast when they enter workspaces. Therefore, the decision is much in line with the process to prepare students through 'Education
for Life'. We must note that the prospect of future jobs might remain unknown, but this technology is here to stay.”
On CBSE’s support to schools’ capacity building exercise, Krishnan said: “CBSE is known to eminently assist schools in capacity building of teachers. It also uses technology to reach out faster and has a team of advisors to strategise the implementation of new ideas.”
“The world is contemplating the impact of AI. We have to keep a faster pace in enriching our students with AI because they are already using the technology and will be in a better position to use it and find solutions when equipped with the knowledge of AI”, added Krishnan.