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All the schools affiliated to CBSE

As you must be aware that CBSE is currently offering various skill based courses at senior secondary to impart knowledge and training that strengthen the core skills of the students’. To further strengthen this program of developing skills and competencies the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) starting from Class IX onwards, to be implemented in educational systems throughout schools, colleges, polytechnics and universities from 2013-14.

The following programmes under various domains have been identified for implementation in schools starting from Level I i.e. from class IX onwards from the Session 2013-2014.

i. Retail
ii. Security
iii. Information Technology
iv. Automobile Technology

All these courses of 200 hours each may be offered as an additional compulsory subject by rationalising the existing content for classes IX and X on pilot basis.

Also, as a pilot programme these courses have already been introduced in 42 schools affiliated to the Board from the academic session 2012-13. The competency based curriculum package would consist of syllabus, student manual, trainers guide, training manual, teacher qualifications and multimedia packages and ematerial to facilitate the successful implementation of the courses.

Therefore, you are kindly requested to choose any one or more courses for your esteemed schools to be offered from class IX onwards starting from this session 2013-2014. It is also to mention here that necessary support and guidance towards Teachers’ Training and other aspects for the successful implementation of these courses will be provided by the Board.

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