IIT Delhi said on Saturday that it has partnered with CISCE to design curricula for council-affiliated schools in upcoming technologies including robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. The memorandum was signed between CISCE and IIT Delhi’s I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC) – the institute’s technology innovation hub.
Stressing the need to introduce contemporary subjects at school level, Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive and Secretary of CISCE, said: “The council has always strived to provide its students with a wide variety of subject choices, meeting their interests and abilities while meeting contemporary demands and it is with this objective in mind that CISCE plans to introduce the subjects – Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at ICSE (Classes IX and X) and ISC (Classes XI and XII).
The officials said that the IHFC will assist the CISCE in organizing the 21st Century Skills Enhancement Program and also implement some aspects of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 for students studying in council-affiliated schools. .
“IHFC has also offered its expertise to CISCE to revamp current STEM courses in line with the NEP 2020 launched by the Union Ministry of Education,” officials said.
Emphasizing the need to build the country’s capacity in the field of robotics and upcoming technologies, Ashutosh Dutt Sharma, CEO, IHFC. said, “The effort of IHFC is to reflect the principles of experiential learning as well as the theoretical aspects when developing the program. IHFC can also play a key role in carrying out the same in more than 2700 CISCE affiliated schools and provide guidance to them in implementing it.
Professor SK Saha, Project Director, IHFC, added that fostering teamwork, innovation and knowledge to bridge the gaps between young engineering students and potential future robotics enthusiasts is a key aspect of the vision of the project.