CBSE Scraps Electives and Vocational Courses from Class XII Curriculum
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to withdraw 7 academic electives and 34 vocational courses from class XII curriculum, with effect from the academic year 2017-18. Low enrolment has been cited as the reason behind scrapping these subjects.
The subjects which will no longer be available as part of the curriculum are as follows:
Academic Electives: Philosophy, Creative Writing and Translation Studies, Heritage Craft, Graphic Design, Human Rights and Gender Studies, Theatre Studies and Library and Information Science.
Vocational Subjects: Poultry nutrition and physiology, poultry products and technology, poultry disease and their control, foundry technology, management of dairy animals, milk marketing and entrepreneurship, dairy product technology, nail technology and retail, arts and science of makeup and retail, estimation in civil engineering, elementary structural mechanics, secretarial practice and accounting, office communication, AC & refrigeration I/II, biology ophthalmic, optics, ophthalmic technology, lab medicine, clinical biochemistry, microbiology, radiation physics, radiography I/II, health education-communication, first aid & emergency medical care, child health nursing, midwifery, health centre management, integrated transport operations, bakery, confectionary, music aesthetics and music production.
However, students in class XI who are already pursuing these subjects will be allowed to continue them and appear for board examination too.