The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released an important notice regarding the academic calendar 2020-21. The board has stated that an alternative academic calendar for students between Class 1 and Class 12 is being developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Students can explore the CBSE academic calendar 2020-21.
The CBSE academic calendar 2020-21 will be developed by NCERT that will attain learning outcomes in a joyful manner. The upcoming CBSE academic calendar 2020-21 will focus on the ways and means to use technology to aid and facilitate this process of learning.
NCERT Alternative Academic Calendar (Primary)
The official NCERT website reads, "In this period of Covid-19, which is declared as a global pandemic, our teachers, parents, and students have to remain at homes to prevent its spread in the community. In this situation, it is our responsibility to provide them with multiple alternative ways of learning at home through interesting activities. It is necessary because in the present environment of stress we have to not only keep our children busy but also to maintain continuity of their learning in their new classes. In this context, NCERT has developed an Alternative Academic Calendar for all the stages of school education."
NCERT Alternative Academic Calendar (Upper Primary)
The CBSE has released a notice regarding the availability of alternative calendar for primary and upper classes.
The notice reads, "NCERT has published alternative calendars for classes I-X to retain continuity of learning in new classes and provide multiple ways of learning at home through interesting activities. These four week calendars are suggestive and flexible and will be extended further if need be. The themes/topics have been selected from syllabus and are linked with the learning outcomes. Guidelines have been developed for conducting interesting activities based on these learning outcomes."
NCERT Alternative Academic Calendar (Secondary)
The NCERT has released the Alternative Academic Calendar for Secondary school students. HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted on the same. The CBSE alternative academic calendar 2020-21 releases for Classes 9 and 10.
HRD Minister tweeted, "My dear Secondary School students, I am releasing Alternative Academic Calender today, for your benefit. During the lockdown period, you can use this calender for week-wise planning, with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. http://ncert.nic.in/aac.html"
My dear Secondary School students, I am releasing Alternative Academic Calender today, for your benefit.— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 2, 2020
During the lockdown period, you can use this calender for week-wise planning, with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. https://t.co/LsOyxrApSx pic.twitter.com/y4ivsQGzYZ
In the letter to Principals, CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal has asked school principals to reinvent education processes to manage the academic activities in situations like Coronavirus (COVID-2019).
The notice reads, "It is strongly advised to follow the alternative academic calendar for students of classes 1 to 12 which is being developed by NCERT. We will be sharing this with you shortly. This calendar is specially developed around activities that will help attain Learning Outcomes in a joyful manner. This calendar also suggests ways and means to use technology to aid and facilitate this process of learning."
CBSE Chairman has asked the school heads to make use of the digital learning/ e-learning platforms provided by the HRD Ministry. She also asked to share the innovative timetables, content, assignments, question banks, etc., so that the efforts do not remain limited to a single school.