Not feasible to conduct remaining exams for Class 10 and 12 students anytime soon, CBSE should follow the same process that it is adopting in case of Class 9 and 11- Dy CM Sisodia


Dy CM Sisodia proposed that NCERT and CBSE reduce the syllabus of the next academic cycle by 30% in all classes. The reduced syllabus of class 12 should also be applicable on the entrance exams for the session 2021-22
Dy CM Manish Sisodia wants MHRD’s assistance to get Doordarshan and AIR FM airtime for live broadcasting of classes by Delhi Govt. teachers
“The impact of the Corona virus on education and the economy will last long, we must prepare to minimize damage,” added Dy. CM Manish Sisodia

Dy CM Sisodia proposed that NCERT and CBSE reduce the syllabus of the next academic cycle by 30% in all classes. The reduced syllabus of class 12 should also be applicable on the entrance exams for the session 2021-22
Dy CM Manish Sisodia wants MHRD’s assistance to get Doordarshan and AIR FM airtime for live broadcasting of classes by Delhi Govt. teachers
“The impact of the Corona virus on education and the economy will last long, we must prepare to minimize damage,” added Dy. CM Manish Sisodia

  • Dy CM Sisodia proposed that NCERT and CBSE reduce the syllabus of the next academic cycle by 30% in all classes. The reduced syllabus of class 12 should also be applicable on the entrance exams for the session 2021-22
  • Dy CM Manish Sisodia wants MHRD’s assistance to get Doordarshan and AIR FM airtime for live broadcasting of classes by Delhi Govt. teachers
  • “The impact of the Corona virus on education and the economy will last long, we must prepare to minimize damage,” added Dy. CM Manish Sisodia

The Deputy Chief Minister and the Education Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia attended a video conference hosted by the Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ with  Education Ministers of all the states today. 
Shri.Manish Sidodia made three key demands in this meeting. They are:
1. No further exams of class 10 &12 be conducted by CBSE in the remaining 83 papers including 26 important ones now. Instead a decision be taken to follow the same process that is being adopting in case of Class 9 and 11.
2. NCERT and CBSE should reduce the syllabus of the next academic cycle by 30% in all classes. The reduced syllabus of class 12 should also be applicable on the entrance exams for the session 2021-22.
3. MHRD should step in to get Doordarshan and AIR FM to provide airtime for live broadcasting of classes by Delhi Govt. teachers
Explaining the rationale of not conducting any further board exam this year,  Shri Sisodia said that “Due to the need of social distancing, it will not be feasible to conduct remaining exams for Class 10 and 12 students even in May-June. Having exam thereafter will delay the next academic cycle heavily.” He further  said, “other states have their own state boards but Delhi has CBSE as its board. Most students of CBSE come from Delhi. Therefore, I appeal to the Union HRD Minister that CBSE be asked to take a similar route for promoting the students as it proposed for classes 9 and 11. In these uncertain times, I don’t know if we would be able to conduct examinations again, so on the basis of same formula like internal assessments, papers already conducted, etc the students of class 10 and 12 too should be evaluated. This will help us not waste our students’ time and  help us not push their academic cycles further and get their studies hampered.”
Dy CM Manish Sisodia also proposed the reduction of syllabus by 30% in all classes for the academic session 2020-21. “30% syllabus should be curtailed from NCERT and CBSE for the next academic year. All assessments  should be conducted from this 70% syllabus that will be taught to our students. Same 70% syllabus should be the basis of entrance exams like JEE,  NEET, etc for their competitive exam in 2021”


During his discussion with the Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank who had called upon a meeting with the Education Ministers of the State and Union Territories to take stock of the status of the  ongoing online education system for the students amidst the lockdown and shutdown of schools due to the pandemic COVID 19, Shri Manish Sisodia highlighted that the Education Department of Delhi is working with best organizations (in education domain) to smoothly transition into online mode of education. “ We are using the online medium and collaborating with the best organization (in the education domain) to conduct online classes for our students. But I would further want to request the MHRD to provide us with Doordarshan and AIR slots for broadcasting our own classes. I would request you to give us separate slots for elementary, secondary and senior secondary education. If you grant us the slots, we will have our teachers on board to conduct the classes and air as per our lesson plan,” he said.
“In  Delhi Government schools, among secondary and senior secondary grades, about 68% students have access to smartphone at their home. As soon as the lockdown reduces, then I doubt that even those 68% students will have access to a smartphone. So it is very important for us to reach the parents and the students through the medium of Doordarshan and All India Radio with our classes and content.”, said Shri Manish Sisodia
Highlgihting that the Education Dept of Delhi Govt had also written to the MHRD in this regard, the Education Minister of Delhi said, “The Education Dept has also written to you on 27th April, if you can come to a decision on this, then we will be able to start with the broadcast of our live/interactive classes too for students. It is beneficial for the kids who have no or limited access to smartphones, it will provide a viable alternative to them.”