West Bengal: Artificial Intelligence, data science as higher secondary subjects from next year | Kolkata News – Times of India
KOLKATA: The West Bengal Council of
Education, which will introduce AI and
as subjects from next year, had earlier revised the syllabi for science subjects and this impacted the performance of HS board students in competitive examinations.
The 2022 NEET-UG result has revealed that the gap between successful
Bengal CBSE students
and HS board students has narrowed significantly.
“There has been increasing demand for subjects like data science and AI in the last few years. So, our students need to be given a chance to learn these topics at the school level. The central boards have also introduced these subjects in their curriculum,” an HS Council official said.
In the recently held meeting, Council officials discussed further changes in the science syllabus to bring parity with the curriculum of other boards to prepare students for national-level exams.
The Computer Science curriculum, which has not been revised for a long time, may also be updated.
“We will explore roping in domain experts to prepare the HS course material. This will also require upskilling of teachers,” an official said.