Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has released an Alternative Academic Calendar for CBSE Class 11th & 12th developed by the NCERT.
“This will empower our students, teachers, school principals, and parents to find out positive ways to deal with Covid-19 using on-line teaching-learning resources and help in the attainment of learning outcomes”, tweeted HRD Minister.
He also added that the NCERT Calendar will cater to the needs of all children including Divyang children (Children with Special Need)- links for Audiobooks, Radio programmes, Video programmes, etc. will be included.
The Minster further added that the students who do not have internet facility, or may not be able to use different social media tools- such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., this calendar guides teachers to further guide parents and students through SMS on mobile phones or through voice call.
Pokhriyal highlighted that the calendar also covers experiential learning activities such as Arts Education, Physical Exercises, yoga, etc. This Calendar contains class-wise and subject-wise activities in tabular forms. This Calendar includes activities related to four languages as subject areas, i.e., Hindi, English, Urdu and Sanskrit. He added that this calendar also gives space to the strategies of reducing stress and anxiety among teachers, students and parents. Calendar includes links with Chapter-wise e-content available on the e-pathshala, NROER and DIKSHA portal of GoI.