Vikash Sharma

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is planning to offer Communicative Sanskrit and English subjects for Classes 9 and 10 at two levels from 2022-23 academic session.

The move is in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 pertaining to the availability of all subjects and corresponding assessments at two levels as per the needs and interest of the students.

As per a CBSE circular, the Board is contemplating to offer English and Sanskrit at two levels from Academic year 2022-23 in class 9 and subsequently in class 10 in the year 2023-24.

“As NEP stresses on using an approach to learning that highlights the importance of real life contexts and enabling students to apply their knowledge in real life scenarios, communicative approach to languages would certainly develop the student’s competence to communicate in the target language (communicative competence), with an enhanced focus on real-life situations,” CBSE circular read.

In its circular, CBSE has asked the schools which are interested to offer Communicative English and Communicative Sanskrit subjects to fill up forms so that availability of hard bound textbooks can be ensured in the market in addition to soft copies at the website of the Board.

All schools have been asked to fill up the necessary forms online by August 31, 2021.

In another development, CBSE will organise a webinar on the use of Graphic Novels for Effective Learning on August 23, 2021. The graphic novels provide the visual support to both the students and teachers community to achieve the NEP goals.