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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Coding and Data Science courses for students from 6th onwards in all its affiliated schools. To create this curriculum, CBSE has partnered with Microsoft. Under this, coding will be started for class 6-8 and data science course will be for class 8-12. These subjects will be introduced as skilling subjects from the academic year 2021-2022.
Under #NEP2020, we promised to introduce coding & data science in schools. Today, I’m happy to see #CBSE fulfilling the promise right in the session of yr 2021 itself. In association with @Microsofthandjob @cbseindia29 is empowering India’s future generations with new-age skills. Kudos pic.twitter.com/VJIWwi2GNW
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 4, 2021
Union Education Minister gave information on social media
In this regard, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank shared the post on social media saying, “Under NEP 2020, we had promised to introduce coding and data science in schools. Today, I am happy to see CBSE fulfilling its promise in the 2021 session itself. In association with Microsoft, CBSE is empowering the future generations of India with new age skills.”
Microsoft has prepared a supplementary handbook
For this, Microsoft has prepared Supplementary Handbook in Coding and Data Science according to NCERT Pattern and Structure. This handbook will provide exposure to an open-source platform that will enable students to learn better across disciplines including maths, languages and social sciences, while also helping to lay the foundation for AI-based applications of data science.
Students will get help in learning for the future
CBSE Chairman Manoj Ahuja said, “We live in a world which is more dependent on technology. It is imperative that we impart skills that will prepare students and teachers across the country to be successful in this digital world. This new course on Coding and Data Science, which we have developed in partnership with Microsoft, will help students learn for the future.
Students will be empowered for the world to come
Navtej Bal, Executive Director, Microsoft India said, “Skills like coding and data science are the capital of the future. Incorporating these in the school curriculum will go a long way in preparing India’s future workforce for the new world. We are the world of tomorrow. We are committed to empowering the children of today and our partnership with CBSE is a strong step in that direction.”