CBSE launched Information Traditions and Practices of India (KTPI) as an elective topic for senior secondary lessons in 2015-16. Whereas the topic is useful to know the wealthy cultural heritage and historic India, it’s but to turn into in style.

Sanyam Bharadwaj, controller of examinations, CBSE, says, “Within the present tutorial session, 167 candidates from throughout 14 faculties have taken KTPI as an elective in normal XII.” Regardless of the topic being launched a couple of years in the past, there are a couple of takers because it wants higher weightage on the UG stage.

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Hrushikesh Senapaty, former director, Nationwide Council of Academic Analysis and Coaching (NCERT), says, “Nationwide Education Coverage (NEP) 2020 focuses on enabling college students to know Indian ethos in a greater method. This makes it an vital topic and NCERT is required to replace the examine materials and canopy the related matter.”
Until now, not sufficient focus is being paid to the topic’s relevance on the UG stage, which wants to vary, says a senior official from CBSE. “Most UG programs characteristic KTPI matters in some or the opposite kind. Additional, Central Universities Entrance Take a look at (CUET) has included KTPI as a topic, which is able to embody matters like Judiciary, Human Rights in India, and Authorized Maxims,” he says.

“Hopefully, this may allow universities to provide the elective of KTPI its due weightage, consequently growing consciousness in regards to the topic and its reputation amongst college students,” provides the official.

Rashmi Raj Biswal, principal, DAV Public Faculty, New Delhi, agrees that not sufficient has been completed to unfold consciousness in regards to the elective. “CBSE affords a number of elective topics in lessons XI and XII. We launched a couple of of them, nonetheless, KTPI has not gained prominence. Extra consciousness must be created for college students to go for this topic,” says Biswal.

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The CBSE official says that KTPI affords faculty college students a chance to know Historic Indian practices in addition to varied traditions adopted at the moment. “Matters coated at school XI embody Astronomy in India, Chemistry in India, Indian Literatures, Indian Philosophical System, Indian Conventional Information on Environmental Conservation, Ayurveda for Life, Health and Nicely-Being, Medical Custom in Historic India, Arithmetic in India, Metallurgy in India, Music in India, Theatre and Drama, and extra,” says the official.

Matters coated in normal XII KTPI embody Agriculture in India, Structure, Dance, Education in India, Indian Ethics, Martial Arts traditions, Language and Grammar, Portray, Society State and Polity and extra. “The primary goal is to supply a studying alternative to college students in regards to the wealthy traditions of India and assist them to turn into well-rounded people sooner or later, imbibing Indian values and data techniques,” says the official.

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