State Education Department reduces the syllabus of almost 101 subjects. The Maharashtra Education Department has recently decided to reduce the syllabus of the schools from classes 1-12 up to 25 per cent. The move came after the syllabus was reduced by CBSE and ICSE boards followed by many state Boards. Now, the department has informed that the syllabus of almost 101 subjects from classes 1 to 10 would be reduced to bring the statistics to 25 %.
Varsha Gaikwad, the Education Minister of Maharashtra said:
“Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, the proposal submitted by the Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training to reduce the syllabus for Classes 1 to 12 for the academic year 2020-21 has been approved by the government.”
While a few chapters have been omitted from language sections of the curriculum, grammar is still not being omitted. Grammar part of these chapters would still be taught by the Board and considered for assessments. As per the details shared by the education department, a few chunks of these chapters have been omitted and are set aside for self-study under the revised syllabus. The reductions have also been made without changing the core of these chapters.
The school education minister also informed that the details of lessons that have been omitted have been uploaded on the website of the MSCERT. As per the statement issued by the director of MSCERT, “Different subject committees, under Balbharti, took the decision. Topics that were repetitive were removed, while some have been assigned for self-study.”