The Maharashtra Government has decided to reduce the school syllabus for the academic year 2020-21. The proposal was approved by the Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training (MSCERT) to reduce the syllabus by 25% for Classes 1 to 12.
School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted, "In view of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the state, the State Education Amendment and Training Council had proposed a 25 per cent reduction in the syllabus for Classes I to XII of the academic session 2020-21. The state government has approved this proposal."
राज्य में कोविड 19(कोरोना वायरस) के मद्देनजर राज्य शिक्षा संशोधन एवं प्रशिक्षण परिषद ने शैक्षणिक सत्र 2020-21 के कक्षा 1 से 12 वी तक के पाठक्रम में २५ प्रतिशत कटौती का प्रस्ताव रखा था । राज्य सरकार ने इस प्रस्ताव को अनुमति दी है ।@CMOMaharashtra @bb_thorat @AjitPawarSpeaks pic.twitter.com/kdqJkL3i35— Varsha Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) July 25, 2020
Maharashtra is not the first state to come up with syllabus reduction. The decision was first taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on July 7. The CBSE reduced the syllabus for Classes 9 to 12 due to the delay in beginning the academic year. Haryana and Uttar Pradesh State governments had also reduced the syllabus of students studying.
Earlier, Maharashtra's has decided to cancel all final-year university exams due to Coronavirus outbreak. The Government also launched four YouTube channels for Marathi and Urdu medium students targeting from Class 1 to 10.