Alternative Academic Calendar Created for CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalay Sangathan

Editorials News | Apr-17-2020

Alternative Academic Calendar Created for CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalay Sangathan

Union HRD Minister has released an alternative Academic Calendar of NCERT for all CBSE schools. It has been noted that all the classes from I-XII and also the subject areas will be taken under this calendar.
This Alternative Academic Calendar was released on 16th April’ 2020 by Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in New Delhi.
The calendar has an approach of engaging the students in a more meaningful and productive manner during this lockdown phase. With the help of parents and teachers they can implement this calendar which is develop by NCERT under the guidance of the MHRD.
Speaking on this occasion the Minister said that this Calendar will provide guidelines for teachers on using of several technological tools and other tools of social media that are available for imparting education in fun-filled yet interesting manner. This can also be used by learners for learning even while at home.
The utmost fact that there may be many of us who do not have internet facility in the mobile, or other social media tools- such as Whatsapp, Facebook, twitter, google, etc., the calendar is focused to guide teachers who can further guide parents and students through SMS on mobile phones or mobile call. Parents are also expected during this crucial time to help elementary stage students in implementing this Calendar.
This Minister has said in his note that all the classes from I-XII and the other subject areas will be covered under this calendar.
This calendar will not only inculcate abled children but will also cater to the need of all children that includes Divyang children (Children with Special Need)
Shri Pokhriyal has further in his statement said that the calendar will contain week-wise plan that will comprise interesting and challenging activities.
Calendar also includes link for Chapter wise e-content that is available on the e-pathshala, NROER and DIKSHA portal of GoI.
It has been known that this calendar would reach the audience through DTH Channels and there will be also video conferencing with SCERTs, State School Education Boards, NavodayaVidyalayaSamiti Directorates of Education, KendriyaVidyalaySangathan, NavodayaVidyalayaSamiti, CBSE, etc.

By: Prerana Sharma

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